Join Val Head for an in-depth discussion in this video Previewing web type choices with the Typecast app, part of Responsive Typography Techniques.
…In this tutorial I am going to show you a…useful tool I've found for finding, previewing and testing web type.…The tool is typecast, which we're looking at right now, and it's…a tool I find myself using a lot in my own work.…So I wanted to show you what I've found so useful about it.…In some earlier turotrials we looked at creating typographic prototype pages.…Typecast is another way you can use to…create these besides doing them all by hand.…Of course, to get the full features of…the app you need to have a paid Typecast account.…However, they do have a lightweight free option connected with…Google fonts that I'll show you in a minute as well.…
Once you log into your Typecast account, you…arrive at your dashboard page where you have a…list of recent projects, as well as some…templates you can use to start a new project.…I find the Side by Side template is…great when you're trying to compare different typefaces.…And the Style Elements template is great…when you're trying to create a style guide.…I'm going to start with a new Blog Post template just to show you how it works.…
- Deciding between self-hosted and hosted web fonts
- Sizing your type with pixels, ems, and rems
- Applying and choosing a typographic scale
- Creating a font stack
- Maintaining line lengths
- Using media queries to set natural typographic break points
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Comparing and Choosing Web Fonts
2. Establishing Rhythm in Your Typographic System
3. Creating Type Prototype Pages
Establishing the font stack7m 32s
4. Setting Type for Readability Across Screen Sizes
5. Helpful Online Tools and Scripts
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