Students will discover how Typography requires special consideration when choosing and using web fonts.
- [Instructor] Typography for the web was very limited…to a handful of fonts, until around 2009/2010,…when subscription-based TypeKit…and free Google fonts came onto the scene.…To make the most of your web typography knowledge,…we will examine the differences between…web-safe fonts and web fonts,…explore the 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 they need to be already installed…on a visitors device, such as a computer,…tablet, or smart phone,…and since there are different fonts…installed on Macs and on Pcs,…the list of web-safe fonts is actually rather small.…Since there is no guarantee if a website 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 fall back.…For example, you could specify that Verdana…
- 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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