Join Ina Saltz for an in-depth discussion in this video Indents, outdents, and hanging punctuation, part of Graphic Design Foundations: Typography.
In this movie, we are going to talk about a few little things that mean a lot.…We'll talk about ways to indicate the beginnings of paragraphs, and when and why to use hanging punctuation.…Oh, and I'll tell you what hanging punctuation is. We'll start with indents.…One of the most basic little cues that readers depend upon are the indicators that tell us…we are about to start a new paragraph.…The reader must be able to clearly distinguish where one paragraph ends and the next begins.…The most common graphics signal is the indent.…
The width of the indent should be enough to be easily visible based on the line length.…One pica is a good starting point.…Another way to indicate paragraphs is the out dent.…These will need a wider left-hand margin, so the out dents are not too close to the edge of the page.…If space permits, you may also indicate paragraphs by skipping a line space or a half line space between paragraphs.…An unusual and more dramatic method is a very wide indent.…Here is an example. This works best with very wide columns of text.…
- What is typography?
- Differentiating type characteristics
- Using ornamental and decorative type
- Combining typefaces
- Using contrast and scale
- Kerning and kerning pairs
- Choosing the optimum line length
- Aligning and spacing characters, words, and paragraphs
- Understanding factors affecting legibility
- Working with three-dimensional type
- Putting type in motion
Skill Level Beginner
1. Typographic Differentiation
2. The Language of Type
3. Spacing and Alignment
4. Touching on Type Design
5. Legibility and Readability
6. Typographic Composition
Contrast and scale4m 54s
7. Thinking with Type
8. Specialized Uses
Working with numbers2m 10s
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