Looking at how using an "Other" Serif font affects the look and feel of a web page


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Looking at how using an "Other" Serif font affects the look and feel of a web page

Now that we've finished the Merriweather site, let's take a look at how using an other serif font like Merriweather can affect the look and feel of the site. We're starting here with a split screen comparing the Merriweather page on the left to the old style page set in Crimson Text on the right. If we just relax our eyes, and take in the overall feeling of the page, the Crimson page has more texture. The shapes of the serifs, and terminals, the smaller closed counters on the lower case a and e, and the ribboning from thick to thin strokes, and the bowls add visual complexity to the font.

This complexity creates more visual texture. Merriweather on the other hand feels lighter and more open. Looking closely at details we can see that the letters in Merriweather are more open. Let's look at the lowercase a in the first few words here of the first sentence, John and Sarah. Looking at the name Sarah here, and over here in Crimson, we can see that Merriweather's a's are...

Looking at how using an "Other" Serif font affects the look and feel of a web page
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Looking at how using an "Other" 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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