Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing typographic links for the modernist page, part of Typography for Web Designers.
In this lesson we're going to decide where to place our links on our modern…bibliography and decide how they should look.…We're going to want to keep a modernist look to the page so we'll try and honor…the architectural space in the page.…We'll also try to create a vertical line and a focal point.…We'll start by picking a font.…Here are the fonts we are already using in the layout.…Let's eliminate the ones I don't think are the best choices.…Well, Droid Serif has a generous x- height and a slightly square structure, so…it's not as traditional looking as other serif fonts,…it's not as clean and simple on the page as PT Sans.…
It's not our best option.…We could use PT Sans Italic but it's too humanist, too soft.…PT Sans Bold is too heavy and will be hard to quickly skim when small.…It could also start to draw attention away from h3s, our resource titles.…PT SANS CAPS doesn't match anything else we're doing on the page, plus it…starts to feel a bit traditional.…Our best choice is PT Sans regular.…
- 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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