Join Sue Jenkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Communicating with the right fonts, part of Design Aesthetics for Web Design (2013).
The eighth element of design is Type.…Selecting the right fonts in the right sizes and colors for your web projects…can help improve readability, as well as…communicate information more effectively to site visitors.…For our purposes, we'll use the term type to refer to the fonts…you choose for displaying text in your designs and how you actually use them.…Choosing the right fonts can communicate the right mood…to the target audience.…And often designers will use fonts from the same type face…along with one or two contrasting fonts to keep a design cohesive.…
Type faces then, are a set of fonts in a given font…family, such as Arial Regular, Arial Bold, Arial Italic, and Arial Bold Italic.…To begin our discussion on fonts on the…web, you should know a few basics about type…in general.…Here's an example of all of the parts of…a type face taken from a free typography wallpaper graphic.…As you can see, fonts have a lot of different parts to…them; and understanding this parts can…help you choose your fonts more effectively.…
- Understanding aesthetics
- Picking harmonious colors
- Structuring your layout
- Using space to organize your design
- Communicating with the right fonts
- Aligning objects to achieve balance
- Adding movement with scrolling and animation
- Achieving proportion by scaling objects and text
- Creating CSS for different devices
Skill Level Beginner
1. What Is Aesthetics?
2. Using Elements of Design
3. Incorporating Principles of Design
4. Foundations of Designing for the Web
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