Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying the web-safe font to the text and the heading, part of Typography for Web Designers.
When applying a single property value like Georgia for our font family to…most of the web page or web site a quick and easy way to set the attribute is to…use the universal selector.…The universal selector tells the browser use this value for this property unless…I tell you otherwise.…We haven't set a font family to the heading or the text yet.…So it's coming in as the default font.…My default font is Times New Roman. Yours might be different.…I can tell mine is not Georgia because of the numbers. They are not old-style.…
They are aligning. I can also tell by that lowercase A and E they are not as open…as George's and the serifs are little more delicate.…We want to set the font family as Georgia, so we do that in a CSS file.…As of right now I think we want all the text to be Georgia. We can set the font…family to Georgia across the whole page by using universal selector.…At the top of the file type in an asterisk. The asterisk means universal selector…or everything. You will need your curly brackets as well.…
- 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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