Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing an element by creating and applying a class, part of Typography for Web Designers.
In this lesson, we're going to fix the space above and below the author.…This will help chunk the information about each resource.…You need the bibliography_ serif_authorspace.html and…bibliography_serif_authorspace. css files from the Exercise folder.…You also need the fonts folder with the web font files for Chopin Script that…you created in Lesson 3 of this chapter.…Remember to drag a copy of the fonts folder into your Exercise folder so that…Chopin Script will continue to load properly.…
Open up the HTML file and let's see what we have here.…You can see that the carefully created vertical spacing system is in place,…but the space below the author is too loose and the space above the author is…a little too tight.…Why is this happening?…Well, it's because the author information and the descriptions about…the resources are both defined by a P tag, and this means they have the same margins.…A bottom margin of 20 pixels and no top margin. And we need them to have…different margins, but unlike H tags we only have one P tag to work with.…
- 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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