Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying the second font to the heading, part of Typography for Web Designers.
When adding a second font family to a web page or web site, it can be added…directly to the elements that will use that font family.…Element level styling overrides the universal selector.…You will see our font family for the page is currently Georgia.…All text is the same size.…The only difference is the heading is bigger and in italic.…We are going to change the h1 to Verdana, all caps, slightly smaller, with…letter-spacing and we are going to bold it too.…So open up the CSS file. You will see the universal selector in this file has the…font family set to Georgia.…
That's why all the text in the page is the same font.…The h1 currently 24 pixels, it's italic, and the P tag is currently 15 pixels…with a 22 pixel line height.…I've added the p styling since the last lesson.…Under the h1 let's make some changes.…We will add the font family Verdana, comma, sans- serif, because we should always build a font stack.…
We will add the text-transform uppercase because we want it to be in all caps.…We will change the font size to 14 pixels because we want it to be a little bit…
- 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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