Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Developing a system to help chunk text for readers, part of Typography for Web Designers.
We know that things that are closer together are seen as belonging together.…This is the theory of proximity.…We can use proximity to improve the visual chunking on the page.…A chunk can be a paragraph or a group of paragraphs within a section.…In fact, a chunk can even be a group of sections within a larger long page, like…if our page had image resources and color resources on it too, but on our page we…have primarily got resources and sections of resources.…
In our bibliography we have sort of a double chunk for each resource.…One is the title and author, the other is the description, but nothing feels…like it belongs together yet. All the elements flit away from each other.…A default vertical spacing system does not work.…Looking at our current page using a default spacing system we can see the space…between the title and author is too loose.…They don't feel like they belong together.…In fact, the title, Nice Web Type, is actually closer to the description for the…resource above it then it is to the author.…
- 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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