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Working with web fonts

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Video: Working with web fonts

The emergence of web fonts is one of the most far-reaching innovations in web design in recent years. Finally, designers are freed from the stranglehold of just using system fonts. The general Roux Academy site makes use of several web fonts for both headings and body copy. So we'll want our blog to follow suit. Although it's an essential step it's no big deal just copying and pasting a set of files and a chunk of code. You can tell that there is a web font in use, if I click right into this h1 tag, here, and then look over in the Properties Pane, you see font-family Bitter comma Georgia et cetera, Bitter obviously is a web font, and there are others that are in use throughout the site.

Working with web fonts

The emergence of web fonts is one of the most far-reaching innovations in web design in recent years. Finally, designers are freed from the stranglehold of just using system fonts. The general Roux Academy site makes use of several web fonts for both headings and body copy. So we'll want our blog to follow suit. Although it's an essential step it's no big deal just copying and pasting a set of files and a chunk of code. You can tell that there is a web font in use, if I click right into this h1 tag, here, and then look over in the Properties Pane, you see font-family Bitter comma Georgia et cetera, Bitter obviously is a web font, and there are others that are in use throughout the site.

So those fonts are stored locally. So I'm going to go ahead an expand the Files panel and locate those in the rest of the site and they're in a folder called _fonts, so I'll just open that up, and you can see there's a quite a bit of them there, Bitter is being used as well as one called DroidSans. Now I want to go ahead and copy this entire folder, so I'm going to select it and then press Command+C, of course on the PC you would choose Ctrl+C. Now we want to take this font folder, and we want to put it in our child theme folder, which is roux.

So let's go down to the wp-content folder, and then within the themes folder locate roux, and I'll just go ahead and expand that, so you can see right now all we have in it is style.css, and then I'm going to use Command+V to paste in my copied fonts. All right. Now let's move into the code. I'll shrink the Files panel. I'm going to go ahead and just go to Code view and make sure you are in main.css. This is for our blog_comp and the rules for web fonts are typically stored at the top of the page, so I'm going to scroll up there, and here you can see the start of them is quite a number of rules, I think there are five in all.

So I am just going to copy all of those, starting with the little comment there, Font declarations, and then ending with the last @ font-face rule for DroidSans. So again, I'll go a Command+C to copy it, and now let's go over, and we'll close up the CSS Styles panel for a second just so I can scroll up and go to my index.php page that's located in the blog folder, I'll open that up, and let's click on Discover.

I'm going to go ahead and click the Don't warn me again, because we're going to be doing this a lot, and there's no need to have to click the Yes button each time. All right. Now I'm going to set the Custom Filter to style.css, click OK, and there's our two style.css sheets. The first one is the one for the roux folder, as you can see, and we want to continue to put our web fonts close to the top.

We'll put it after the import url declaration, so I'll put my cursor at the end and then make a new line and then, Command+V to paste them all in. But since we already have a body rule established which I'll scroll down to, let's go in and add the font-specific declarations. Again, I'm going to go back to my blog_comp. So now I'll scroll down a little bit to where the font declaration is you can find that on line 87 and the declaration we're mostly interested in is the font declaration.

Although we want to go ahead and pick up these other ones as well, so I'm going to go ahead and select all of the declarations in body, copy that, head back over to index.php, put my cursor in the body rule and paste them right in. So I'll save this file, and we're done. Now I can be assured that when I begin to set the styling for various elements on the page my web fonts will be ready to go to work.

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Dreamweaver and WordPress: Core Concepts

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  1. 4m 7s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 54s
    3. A word about updates
      1m 15s
  2. 15m 28s
    1. Overview
      1m 51s
    2. Creating the database and the initial site
      3m 45s
    3. Configuring WordPress
      5m 54s
    4. Establishing a Dreamweaver site
      3m 58s
  3. 20m 18s
    1. Accessing dynamically related files
      4m 12s
    2. Filtering files
      4m 20s
    3. Following links
      4m 15s
    4. Employing Live Code
      2m 54s
    5. Enabling site-specific code hinting
      4m 37s
  4. 21m 8s
    1. Adding blog posts
      4m 55s
    2. Editing blog posts
      3m 20s
    3. Adding new pages
      2m 59s
    4. Including images
      6m 59s
    5. Adding videos to posts
      2m 55s
  5. 18m 12s
    1. Understanding WordPress structure
      3m 52s
    2. Activating a theme
      7m 21s
    3. Setting up a child theme
      6m 59s
  6. 1h 29m
    1. Updating the page structure and the background
      12m 53s
    2. Working with web fonts
      4m 3s
    3. Styling a header
      11m 48s
    4. Adding header functions
      7m 40s
    5. Setting up content columns
      10m 9s
    6. Changing the main content
      5m 17s
    7. Managing the content code
      4m 48s
    8. Customizing the sidebar
      10m 32s
    9. Styling search
      7m 8s
    10. Working with search text
      5m 49s
    11. Integrating the footer
      9m 40s
  7. 27m 18s
    1. Setting up media queries
      6m 12s
    2. Customizing for tablets
      12m 19s
    3. Building smartphone layouts
      8m 47s
  8. 23m 28s
    1. Working with categories and posts
      5m 31s
    2. Developing category-driven pages
      11m 22s
    3. Changing headers by category
      6m 35s
  9. 36m 32s
    1. Adding Spry accordion panels
      17m 44s
    2. Working with Spry form validation
      11m 56s
    3. Integrating jQuery functionality
      6m 52s
  10. 11m 7s
    1. Understanding WordPress plugins
      6m 20s
    2. Styling plugin output
      4m 47s
  11. 25m 44s
    1. Customizing the Dashboard
      6m 52s
    2. Working with WordPress functions
      8m 7s
    3. Including administration interactivity
      10m 45s
  12. 13m 10s
    1. Setting up the data in WordPress
      2m 17s
    2. Adding dynamic data from WordPress to your web pages
      10m 53s
  13. 11m 38s
    1. Modifying general settings
      4m 12s
    2. Setting up users
      3m 11s
    3. Restricting access to specific WordPress pages
      4m 15s
  14. 26m 38s
    1. Exporting and importing WordPress files
      7m 9s
    2. Backing up and restoring the database
      8m 10s
    3. Transferring files
      6m 3s
    4. Testing and fine-tuning
      5m 16s
  15. 18s
    1. Next steps
      18s

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