Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a second web font from the Google Font API for the heading, part of Typography for Web Designers.
In this lesson we will be choosing a second font from Google web fonts for our heading.…Our text is set in PT Sans.…And there are a lot of fonts to choose from at Google web fonts.…And many won't be appropriate for our project.…The trick is choosing a second front that matches the feeling you are trying to communicate.…In this case a modern clean look.…We also need to make sure the two fonts work together.…We need to find a balance between similarity and contrast.…If fonts look too different from each other, they'll feel like they don't belong together.…
Through the magic of editing I have chosen a couple of fonts to consider with PT Sans.…Dancing Script is too elegant with its thick and thin brushstrokes.…If we were interested in using a script, Damion might be a better choice.…It has monoline strokes that are similar to monoline strokes in PT Sans, but I…don't think we want a script for this project.…Syncopate is beautiful, but it's a little funk. It draws attention to itself.…I want something that doesn't have so much personality for our clean modern page.…
- 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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