KernType (a kerning game)

kerntypeKernType is a Web-based kerning game that pits your ability to kern type against those of a professional typographer. It works on desktop Web browsers as well as on the iPad, where you can use multitouch gestures to kern the type! Try it at


Jay Nelson is the editorial director of, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.