Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding emphasis within a heading, part of Typography for Web Designers.
Looking at our sans serif bibliography, it's really coming together.…It has good readable type, good hierarchy, and good chunking.…But I'd like to add something to it.…I'd like to emphasize the word Resources in the heading.…You need the files biblio_sans_ h1emphasis.html and biblio_sans_h1emphasis.css…from the Exercise folder.…I'll open up the HTML file in the browser to see what we're working with.…I'm thinking of making the word Resources stand out by setting it in PT Sans Bold.…
There are three reasons why I'd like to do this.…One, it will emphasize the word Resources and that's what this page is about.…Two, the visual divide in the h1 will play off the vertical line created by the two columns.…And three, it will show off both of the two lovely fonts we've chosen, two fonts…that work really well together. So let's do it.…We're going to add the emphasis in the main heading and we are going to do it by…creating a class and applying it to the word Resources with a span tag, just…like we did when we italicized the Resource titles in the text.…
- 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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