Communicating with the right fonts


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Communicating with the right fonts

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 fo...

Communicating with the right fonts
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Communicating with the right fonts provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Sue Jenkins as part of the Design Aesthetics for Web Design

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