Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing web fonts to convey meaning, part of Typography for Web Designers.
Web fonts are fonts that I linked from another source and load into your web pages.…Web fonts are great, because they add variety to the fonts you have at your disposal.…They can, however, add loading time to your web pages and even quality,…well-designed web fonts are not always designed for the screen.…Many started as fonts for print.…So their spaces in and around the letters, as well as their strokes, may not…result in legibility on the screen.…Always look carefully at the quality and legibility of any font you're thinking of using.…
Do not settle for a font that makes it harder to read the text.…There are two kinds of web fonts.…Fonts you put in a folder on your server and reference with the @font-face syntax, …and fonts you access from someone else's server.…In this lesson we're going to be looking at fonts we'd put in a folder and…reference with the @font-face syntax.…There are free web fonts and web fonts you'll have to pay for.…I am going to show you the free options because they're immediately available.…
- 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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