Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting weights and styles, part of Up and Running with Typekit.
- Many of the fonts in the Typekit library…feature multiple weights and styles…that can add to the flexibility that you have…when designing your site.…At first glance it may not be exactly clear…how to access those styles, so let's take a look.…So I have the kit editor open.…Right now I'm looking at Acta Display…and Nimbus Sans Condensed as they come…into the kit editor.…So that's sort of eliminated all…except for the default options for these.…Now when I click on Acta Display,…I'm going to scroll down a little bit…so I can see my categories a little bit more,…I can see that one of my options is Weights & Styles.…
Now the default for Acta is just to bring in…Book and Book Italic, Bold and Bold Italic.…Well I want a few more options available to me…in all my sites, so I'm going to add Light and Light Italic…and then finally Black and Black Italic to the mix.…Now you might be tempted to just go ahead…and turn all of these on, saying to yourself,…“Well you know, I don't think I'm going to use…“Medium but maybe I will, so I'm just going…
- What are web fonts?
- Understanding the Typekit setup requirements
- Browsing fonts
- Creating favorites
- Adding fonts to kits
- Using the Kit Editor
- Customizing selectors
- Defining fallback fonts
- Selecting fonts for desktop use