I'm working on a directory type of page where I will have your typical "A B C D E ..." alphabet posted on top so people can jump down to listings starting with their letter of choice.

The alphabet just looks really boring and I'm looking for ideas or solutions to how i can make it look better.

I'm open to any solutions ranging from graphic design changes, fonts, jquery plugins, etc

Thank you.

  • What age group is the website going to be for? and is there a specific theme? – Joonas Oct 2 '11 at 10:47
  • General idea-gathering and brainstorming questions are off-topic per the FAQ. – Philip Regan Oct 2 '11 at 10:51
  • I actually think this is a great question! The alphabet really is rather boring to look at, and it seems a challenge to make an adult think such a thing can look beautiful while still keeping it functional. – Supuhstar Jan 18 '13 at 3:28
  • I wanted to take up this challenge despite the fact that it was closed. This is what I came up with: misc.BHStudios.org/SSCCE/prettyAlphabet – Supuhstar Jan 18 '13 at 17:16

i'd recommend using the CSS3 @font-face + pick the font that suit your needs from Google Fonts directory. if are totally new to such technique,simply follow the instructions at the getting started page on Google Web Fonts API :

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  • Just to be clear -- are you proposing that i just lay out the letters in a horizontal stripe using a nice font? Thank you for responding btw! – Mario Zigliotto Oct 2 '11 at 7:09

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