Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Employing web-safe fonts, part of Typography with CSS in Dreamweaver.
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Web-Safe Fonts are those that are common to the primary computing platforms.…Because designers can never be absolutely sure which font a user may have on his…or her system, browsers support what are called Font-families.…A Font-family is basically a list of fonts used to render the targeted text.…Ideally, the user will have the first font listed in the Font-family, so that…the Browser will use that to render the text.…If that first choice is not available, the Browser moves on and chooses the…second font found in the Font-family.…
If that's not available it moves to the third, and so on.…The final member of a Font-family is the Generic Font in that category, like…serif or sans-serif.…Let me show you how Dreamweaver makes it easy to assign a Font-family.…We'll use one of the Dreamweaver sample layouts by going to File > New.…Make sure you're choosing Blank Page, HTML Page Type, and then under Layout…choose 2 column fixed, left sidebar, header and footer.…
Click Create and that will give us a basic page to work with.…
- Modifying type in the CSS Styles panel
- Understanding the different type measurement unit options
- Allowing users to set page type size
- Employing web-safe fonts
- Exploring CSS 3 typeface options
- Setting up @font-face
- Applying color and transparency to type
- Styling the font weight, case, and letter spacing
- Inserting drop caps
- Rotating text with CSS transform
- Laying out text in multiple columns
- Incorporating ordered and unordered lists
- Targeting lists items with the nth-child selector
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Modifying Type in Dreamweaver
2. Establishing the Proper Type Unit
Working with pixels2m 34s
3. Choosing Site Typefaces
4. Integrating Color
Applying color to type4m 52s
5. Selecting Type Styles
6. Using Advanced CSS Text Effects
7. Structuring CSS Text
8. Defining Lists with HTML and CSS
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