Join Sue Jenkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Typography: Choosing and using web fonts, part of Design Aesthetics for Web Design (2013).
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The third concept on foundational topics in web…design is typography and choosing the right web fonts.…Typography for the web was very limited up…until recently with the introduction of free web fonts.…In this lesson, we will examine the differences between web-safe…fonts and web fonts as well as explore web fonts online.…And discuss strategies for successful font pairings.…Let's start…with going over the differences between web-safe fonts and web fonts.…Web-safe fonts must be cross-platform, which means that they need to be already…installed on a visitors device, such as a computer or a tablet or a smart phone.…
And since there are different fonts installed on Macs and…PC's, the list of web-safe fonts is actually really small.…And since there's no guarantee…if a visitor will have a particular web-safe font already installed on their…device, most web-safe fonts are specified in CSS as part of a font set.…Font sets ensure that unavailable fonts have a specified fallback.…So, for instance, you could specify that Verdana is your main…
- 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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