Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Analyzing the traditional typographic elements on the professional sites, part of Typography for Web Designers.
In this chapter we've learned a lot about shaping the typographic page.…We've created a text frame, added an elegant background texture image, and…thoughtfully set our links so they continue the traditional elegant theme of the page.…Now it is a good time to ask,…how do professional designers use traditional elements on their sites?…Are any of the pages only traditional or do the sites tend to mix and match…traditional and modernist elements?…A List Apart has a pretty traditional layout.…
Although the text itself is san serif, the logo and the main links and the…titles of the articles are all in serif.…In addition, they create subtle emphasis by using an italic and their numbers are old style.…Finally they have a text frame.…When you scroll down you can see that there is a large amount of space to…the left and right.…I Live Typography is also traditional. While the main links, the dates and the…authors are san serif,…the fact that they're set as caps makes them feel more elegant.…
In addition, the letter spacing here on the dates and on the authors make them…
- 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
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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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