Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Analyzing the typographic details on the professional sites, part of Typography for Web Designers.
We've learned a lot about attending to typographic details in this chapter: …using the correct punctuation and characters, hanging punctuation, vertically…centering text, and making drop caps.…Now it is a good time to ask, how are typographic details being attended to…on professional sites?…At alistapart.com they use vertically centered text in their footer.…We can see it down here, much like the one we've made.…They rarely define the heights of their div; instead their div uses an auto…height and the text is centered by adding equal padding to the top and bottom,…much like we did in an earlier lesson.…
In an article you can also see that they do use em-dashes. There it is, with no…spaces on either side, which is similar to the way I usually use mine, and they…do also use curly quotes.…I'm going to zoom in on this, so you can see that even though in this font it's…not a curly quote, neither is it a prime or a single prime. It is cracked.…
On Trent Walton's site, he also uses the proper quotation marks, here in an…
- 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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