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


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

Now that we've finished the Museo Slab site, let's take a look at how using a slab serif font affects the look and feel of the site. First, I want to show you one problem with using Museo Slab. It's not a problem with the font, but a problem with using the font in this site the way it is designed. First you can see that the City Council Minutes link is too long. It's almost hitting the edge of the column. You can also see that we have a lonely word by itself in the last article.

Then finally, we can see the same thing has happened here with the word Pond in the Raynor Pond Clean Up event. Now here we also get the problem where this creates a white gap, which starts to visually separate the Date, Time, and Place information from the description of the event. This is all happening because Museo Slab is a wider font. It has a wider, rounder bowl. It takes up more space, so less words fit on each line.

If we compare it to another slab serif font, Adelle, which has a narrower ...

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