Now that the text and links are worked out, we will add a background color…or image to the page.…This will create an edge to our page, as well as add color and maybe even texture.…When looking for a background color, we could use something with a little…contrast to help emphasize the edges of the page.…We need something that works with the black, blue, and yellow palette of the page.…We might consider using another blue, but it feels too similar to the navigation links.…We might try using red, because red is a popular modernist color and we're…styling this page with a modernist theme, but quite frankly, bright colors tend…to draw attention away from the content on the page.…
The navigation links in particular get lost surrounded by the red.…I tend to gravitate toward duller or more quiet colors, maybe a warm gray or a duller red.…But neither of these is great with our blue and yellow palette.…And I've been planning to bring in an image anyway.…So let's do that instead.…When preparing for this course before we established a color palette, I started…
- 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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