Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing typographic links for the traditional page, part of Typography for Web Designers.
In this lesson we're going to decide where to place our links and decide…how they should look.…We're going to want to keep a traditional look to the page so we'll try and…create a text frame.…We will also try to create a vertical line and a focal point.…We will start by picking a font.…We are keeping a traditional elegant look.…Let's work with the fonts we're already using.…Our choices are Georgia, Georgia Italic, Georgia Bold, Georgia Caps, and Verdana Bold Caps.…
Let's start with the ones I don't think will work.…The first is Georgia Bold.…The links would stand out too much and compete with our h2 section headers.…Next is Georgia Caps.…It has a lovely elegant feeling, which gives it potential, but I'm not crazy…about how it references the Verdana Caps.…It's not horrible, but not our best option.…Verdana Bold Caps, like we've used for the h2s, is too strong for the links.…
We want the h2s to stand out more than the links, so we won't use the Verdana Bold Caps.…We can make them normal rate, but I personally think they still reference the h2 a bit too much.…
- 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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