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


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

Now that we've finished the Nimbus Sans site, let's take a look at how using a transitional sans serif font can affect the look and feel of the site. We're looking at a split screen between Nimbus Sans on the left and Pragmatica on the right. We didn't make a Pragmatica page in this course. I made one on my own for comparison purposes. Just sort of relax your eyes and look at the overall texture. You can see that the Nimbus Sans page feels darker.

It's a darker, heavier font. The Pragmatica page feels lighter. They both have an oblique italic up here in the tag line. It's not a humanist italic, because both fonts are transitional sans serifs. The Pragmatica has a slightly lighter bold than in the Nimbus Sans. The bold in the Nimbus Sans on the left, on the e, it's starting to fill in, but Pragmatica's e is not starting to fill in. In some ways, though, I actually like Nimbus Sans' bold better than Pragmatica's bold.

And the reason is, if we look close...

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