Fixing dashes


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Fixing dashes

In this lesson we're going to fix the dashes in our text. You need the files biblio_serif_dashes. html and biblio_serif_dashes.css from the Exercise folder. You also need the Fonts folder with the Chopin Script web font files in it. So drag a copy of your Fonts folder into your Exercise Folder. That way the Chopin Script font will continue to work. Open up the HTML file in the browser to see what we're working with. Scroll down towards the bottom of the page and we're going to stop at A Type Primer.

If we zoom in, you can see clearly here that we're using two hyphens to form a long dash. We want a long dash here because it indicates a break in thought. Long dashes are used when a comma is too weak, but a period is too strong. But using double hyphens isn't typographically correct. While they have the correct meaning, hello I'm a breaking thought, they also undermine the lovely typographic texture you've worked so hard to create.

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Fixing dashes
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Fixing dashes provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Laura Franz as part of the Typography for Web Designers

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