Looking at how using a Humanist Sans Serif font affects the look and feel of a web page


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Looking at how using a Humanist Sans Serif font affects the look and feel of a web page

Now that we've finished the Open Sans site, let's take a look at how using a Humanist Sans Serif font can affect the look and feel of the site. Let's start with a spilt screen with Open Sans on the left and Verdana on the right. Open Sans and Verdana looked very similar when we looked at the Web Fonts specimen cheats earlier in the chapter, so it's not surprising that their pages would look somewhat similar. But if you just relax your eyes and look at the overall texture of the page, the Open Sans page looks a little lighter and open.

Open Sans has a slightly more open bowl. We can also see the Open Sans has a lighter main heading and the about town is also lighter, that's because we had the 300 weight that we could work with. We were also able to use a semi-bold italic for that sentence about the Bay Road businesses. Now the Open Sans has that slightly rounder bowl than Verdana, so it starts feeling a little bit more geometric than Verdana, but it still doesn'...

Looking at how using a Humanist Sans Serif font affects the look and feel of a web page
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Looking at how using a Humanist Sans Serif font affects the look and feel of a web page provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Laura Franz as part of the Choosing and Using Web Fonts

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