Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding and applying the Google Font API syntax, part of Typography for Web Designers.
In the last lesson we chose our web font PT Sans from Google fonts.…In this lesson we will add the Google web font syntax to our web page.…You see our font family for the page is currently Arial.…All text is the same size.…The only difference is the heading is bold.…We are going to change the font to our chosen web font, PT Sans.…Go to google.com/webfonts, find your chosen font., I am going to use the…Command+F for find and we're looking for PT Sans.…
Some fonts have more than one version. PT Sans has a narrow font and a caption.…You can see here the x-height is a little bit bigger and it's a little bit…looser, so it would be great to use a really small type.…But we are looking for the regular PT Sans. Click on it.…We have seen this page before.…this is the page where we can see what the font looks like.…We can also choose to use this font. Click on that link and you will see we can…choose what variants we want to use within our web page.…
Only choose the ones that you need , because the more you choose the longer it…
- 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 Intermediate
Q: Where can I learn more about graphic design?
A: Discover more about this topic by visiting graphic design on lynda.com.
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
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