OK call me strange, but I find this kerning game to be so much fun! Here are the instructions directly from the website...
Your mission is simple: achieve pleasant and readable text by distributing the space between letters. Typographers call this activity kerning. Your solution will be compared to a typographer\'s solution, and you will be given a score depending on how close you nailed it.
Go ahead, give it a try, I know you want to! It\'s great practice and can really help to improve your kerning ability, which is a typographic skill that is often overlooked!
For this learning tip, I'd like to introduce you to the Adobe Education Exchange. This is a website where you can sharpen your skills or learn something new from the free courses, workshops and live events. You can download free tutorials, projects and lessons, and there\'s even a place to get help and share ideas within a discussion forum.
I know in the past that I have highly recommended Lynda.com as a learning tool (and I still do!), but you can\'t go wrong tapping into this resource as well. I have found it personally useful, and I think you will benefit from it too! Learning from the folks who created the actual software you work with everyday... WIN WIN!
Adobe Education Exchange
I can't speak highly enough about Lynda.com! Everytime I want to learn a new program or a new feature of a program I already know, they have the tutorial that fits my needs. It's like having every software book right at your fingertips. Actually, it\'s even better than software books, these are in depth, step by step video tutorials, with an instructor that gets to the point and shows you real "How to" examples.
This particular tutorial that I\'m recommending is called HTML Essential Training. This is a great place to start if you are new to web design and development. It also makes for a great refresher course if you\'ve been away from the scene for a while. After going through these videos, I also highly recommend watching HTML5 First Look to understand how to transition into this new web language.
My subscription to Lynda.com is $25 per month, and it\'s worth every penny. It saves time, money and can bring your design skills up to a new level.