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Typography with CSS in Dreamweaver

with Joseph Lowery

Video: Welcome

Dives deep into key typographic concepts using the web-authoring tool Adobe Dreamweaver.
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  1. 3m 52s
    1. Welcome
      1m 19s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 33s
  2. 19m 16s
    1. Working with the Property inspector's HTML tab
      2m 0s
    2. Making the most of the Property inspector's CSS tab
      4m 57s
    3. Defining and changing type with the CSS Rule Definition dialog
      6m 16s
    4. Modifying type directly in the CSS Styles panel
      6m 3s
  3. 19m 45s
    1. Understanding type measurement unit options
      2m 50s
    2. Working with pixels
      2m 34s
    3. Defining a percentage-based page with ems
      6m 51s
    4. Letting users set page type size
      7m 30s
  4. 17m 36s
    1. Getting to know the basic font categories
      1m 32s
    2. Employing web-safe fonts
      3m 20s
    3. Defining new font families
      3m 22s
    4. Exploring CSS3 typeface options
      3m 9s
    5. Setting up @font-face
      6m 13s
  5. 9m 39s
    1. Dispelling the myth of web-safe colors
      1m 13s
    2. Applying color to type
      4m 52s
    3. Incorporating semi-transparent type
      3m 34s
  6. 19m 46s
    1. Setting the font-weight
      3m 48s
    2. Mandating font case
      2m 25s
    3. Exploring font variants
      1m 50s
    4. Utilizing white space effectively
      3m 40s
    5. Changing letter and word spacing
      2m 20s
    6. Defining first-line variations
      2m 19s
    7. Inserting drop caps
      3m 24s
  7. 20m 17s
    1. Applying CSS3 text effects
      5m 26s
    2. Designing type gradients
      8m 27s
    3. Rotating text with CSS transform
      6m 24s
  8. 15m 21s
    1. Implementing advanced headings with HTML5
      3m 11s
    2. Preparing CSS3 multiple-column layout
      4m 50s
    3. Future type: Defining CSS Regions
      7m 20s
  9. 24m 51s
    1. Styling unordered lists
      6m 51s
    2. Specifying a sequence with ordered lists
      5m 14s
    3. Applying definition lists
      7m 19s
    4. Targeting list items with CSS3 nth child
      5m 27s
  10. 20s
    1. Next steps

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Typography with CSS in Dreamweaver
Video duration: 0s 2h 30m Intermediate


Dive deep into key typographic concepts and learn how to manipulate type in Dreamweaver. Author Joseph Lowery introduces Dreamweaver type tools and shows how to perform basic text modifications, establish the appropriate type unit, integrate custom web fonts, and apply drop shadows, gradients, and other effects. The course also provides in-depth tutorials on structuring text with headings, paragraphs, columns, and lists, and offers a preview of Adobe's proposed CSS Regions.

Topics include:
  • Modifying type in the CSS Styles panel
  • Understanding the different type measurement unit options
  • Allowing users to set page type size
  • Employing web-safe fonts
  • Exploring CSS 3 typeface options
  • Setting up @font-face
  • Applying color and transparency to type
  • Styling the font weight, case, and letter spacing
  • Inserting drop caps
  • Rotating text with CSS transform
  • Laying out text in multiple columns
  • Incorporating ordered and unordered lists
  • Targeting lists items with the nth-child selector


Hi! Joe Lowery here to welcome you to Typography with CSS in Dreamweaver. Typography is arguably the single most important aspect of the web. Without type, there are literally no words; and without CSS, text can only be minimally styled. This course begins with a quick review of Dreamweaver's text and CSS Eccentric tolls, which we'll be using throughout the lessons. Then we'll begin to dive deep into key typographic concepts: size, color, styles, and fonts, especially the new Web font technology.

Next, we'll explore text structure starting with the proper use of headings in paragraphs, and moving on to sophisticated HTML5 headings and CSS 3 multiple columns, with a peek into the future of type handling, CSS regions. This course will also cover CSS Text Effects, including advanced effects, such as Drop Shadows, Gradients, and Rotation. Finally, I'll show you how to make the most of list, from a straightforward ordered list, to a highly styled bulleted list, as well as targeting your styles with advanced CSS 3 selectors.

Dreamweaver offers an excellent gateway to the world of online typography. Let's get on it.

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