Students will gain an overview about choosing the right fonts for their web projects.
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- [Narrator] 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 typeface along with…one or two contrasting fonts to keep a design cohesive.…
Typefaces, 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 about 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 typeface,…taken from a free Typography wallpaper graphic.…As you can see, fonts have a lot of different parts to them…and understanding these 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
2. Using Elements of Design
3. Incorporating Principles of Design
4. Web Design Industry and Trends
5. Designer’s Role and Web Design Workflow
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