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For this installment of the First Look series, James Williamson reviews the current implementation and future direction of web fonts: downloadable font resources that can be retrieved with the CSS @font-face declaration. The course begins with the evolution of online typography and current CSS font capabilities, and then dives into the W3C CSS Fonts Module specification, showing how to utilize web fonts, ensure cross-browser consistency, and how to use CSS3 to enhance the styling of web fonts. Font hosting services and tools such as TypeKit and the Google Fonts API are demonstrated. Exercise files accompany the course.
Hi! I'm James Williamson, Adobe Certified Instructor and lynda.com Senior Author. Welcome to Web Fonts First Look. In this course, we are going to take an in-depth look at one of the latest developments in web design, the use of web fonts. We will explore the history of font usage online and the current typographic capabilities of CSS. From there we'll take a closer look at how web fonts work in the latest CSS specification and what it means for you as a designer. We will also explore the numerous web font hosting services, tools, and options available to you for deploying web fonts on your own sites.
We will also get some hands-on experience with creating compelling designs, using web fonts, and some of the enhanced typographic capabilities available in CSS3. So, now that you know a little bit about what we'll be covering, let's dive into Web Fonts First Look.
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