Looking at how using two fonts affects the look and feel of a web page


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Looking at how using two fonts affects the look and feel of a web page

Using two fonts changes the overall texture of the page. Here, we have the original Arial page. It works fine all in Arial. It has a crisp, clean look. It has good hierarchy, it's readable and the letter forms and spacing are good. But when we added the modern font, Unna, to the page, the overall feeling of the page shifted. Unna gives the page a little contrast, a little elegance. We're using Unna in the heading and the quote only. That's because the thin strokes in modern letters don't hold up on screen when used for text.

The hierarchy works as does the visual relationship between the vertical forms in Unna and the more vertical structure of Arial which is a Transitional Sans Serif font. But part of choosing a Web font is recognizing when not to use one. I still wouldn't use Unna for this site. I enjoy Unna. It's got well-proportioned letters, overall good spacing and it holds up cross-browser. But I still wouldn't use it for this site for two reasons. First,...

Looking at how using two fonts affects the look and feel of a web page
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Looking at how using two fonts 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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