Join Val Head for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up and populating prototype pages, part of Responsive Typography Techniques.
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…In this tutorial, we'll look at why and how…we might create typographic prototype pages for our projects.…Type specimen pages can you tell a lot about the basic technical…performance of a web font, but one thing they lack is context.…Which is why creating our own prototype pages before making…our final type decisions is a really good idea Creating your…own prototype pages help you test a short list of…web type options in the context of your project's unique traits.…This will give you a far more realistic view of…how your short list of font choices will work for you.…
So prototype pages will let you quickly test your…type options in the context of your actual design.…And they'll help you identify any trouble spots with your type early.…The time to test your type options is when you've…got a good idea of what the final content will be.…And you've narrowed down your type choices to two or three possible anchor typefaces.…Your anchor typeface…is the one you'll be using for your main…body text, and of course the majority of your content.…
- 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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