Looking at how using an Old Style font affects the look and feel of a web page


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Looking at how using an Old Style font affects the look and feel of a web page

Now that we've finished the Crimson Text site, let's take a look at how using Crimson Text, an old style font, affects the look and feel of the site. Let's compare Crimson Text to Calluna. Calluna was the Venetian font we used in the last chapter. If you just sort of relax your eyes, don't look at the detail, but look at the overall texture of the page, Crimson Text looks older, inkier, more pen-formed than Calluna. Based on the history of the two fonts, Venetian is the older, more pen-formed approach to type design.

This is sort of surprising, but remember, we chose a more contemporary approach to Venetian fonts when we chose Calluna. Yes, if we look at the main heading, we can see the rising crossbar on the E. We can see the pen-formed head serifs on the H, the L, and the D, and we can even see the angled serif under descender of the P. But Calluna also has a stylized approach to the letters. The relationship between thick and thins is relatively even. The letters are cris...

Looking at how using an Old Style font affects the look and feel of a web page
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Looking at how using an Old Style 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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