Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Returning links to their original "unvisited" style, part of Typography for Web Designers.
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In this lesson we're going to clear the browsing history so that links revert…to their original unvisited style.…You will need the files biblio-_serif_clearlinks.html and…biblio_serif_clearlinks.css from the Exercise folder.…You'll also need the Fonts folder with the web font files for Chopin Script.…So drag a copy of the Fonts folder into your Exercise folder.…That way, Chopin Script will load properly.…
Open up the HTML file in the browser to see what we're working with.…Click on a couple of links.…Notice how the links turned into the visited state.…There is a very subtle color change here.…The visited links are slightly darker.…It might be hard to see if you're viewing this video in a small size.…But the links are no longer in their original state.…They are now in the visited state.…
This is supposed to happen, but when you're designing a set of links for a site,…you need to be able to see the original version of the links too and as they…convert to the visited style you will lose the original unvisited style.…
- Understanding how good typography promotes reading
- Choosing web-safe fonts
- Applying web fonts in CSS with @font-face
- Adding and applying the Google Fonts syntax
- Finding and applying a good font size, line height, and line length
- Improving a color palette by improving contrast and reducing optical vibration
- Understanding how people mentally organize, or chunk, visual elements
- Applying a system of hierarchy in HTML and CSS
- Applying vertical spacing in CSS
- Adding emphasis within a heading
- Understanding classic and modernist typographic pages
- Adding a list of links
- Creating drop caps
- Fixing quotation marks, apostrophes, and dashes
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Typography with CSS in Dreamweaverwith Joseph Lowery2h 30m Intermediate
Creative Inspirations: Doyald Young, Logotype Designerwith Doyald Young1h 41m Appropriate for all
1. Using Fonts to Communicate the Meaning of a Word or Headline
2. Using Fonts for Text
3. Maximizing Readability
4. Visually Chunking Text
5. Shaping a Page Using Typography
6. Shaping a Traditional Typographic Page
7. Shaping a Modernist Typographic Page
8. Attending to the Typographic Details
Additional resources3m 9s
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