Using text as text vs. using text as an image


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Using text as text vs. using text as an image

As you know, regular type is somewhat limited when it comes to the web. Unless we employ something like Google Web Fonts or Adobe Typekit or know how to use JavaScript, our options pretty much consist of regular old serif and sans serif typefaces like Helvetica and Georgia. For a while now, designers have been circumventing this problem by simply saving out their fancy text as an image and placing it somewhere on their web page and it worked. However, this method isn't without its problems. Let's take a look. I have here on my screen two examples of text, and just by looking at them you would think that they are identical.

The one on top says Text as Text and the one on bottom says Text As an Image. And so if I were to select this piece of text on top, you would notice that this is actually a live text object inside of Illustrator, whereas, if I select the one on the bottom, it has a somewhat different appearance, because it is simply a placed PNG file. So let's a...

Using text as text vs. using text as an image
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Using text as text vs. using text as an image provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Illustrator for Web Design

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