For a crash course on typography basics, check out the Foundations of Typography course from Ina Saltz. Including everything from kerning and tracking to trends in typography, this video training is a good introduction for a beginner or refresher for a designer. 2.5 hours, from Lynda.com.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, 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.