Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Downloading web fonts , part of Typography for Web Designers.
When linking to a font with the @font- face syntax, the first thing we need to do…is get a hold of the font files we want to link to.…The fonts we want to download for use are BlackJack, Gesso, and Daela.…Font Squirrel makes downloading and linking to fonts extremely easy.…First you find the font you want to download.…First is BlackJack. And then you click on the @font-face kit, and you need to…choose your font formats.…
Select all four of them.…The TTF is for most browsers. The EOT is for Internet Explorer.…The WOFF is the emerging standard and the SVG is for iPhones and iPads.…You can click on download and save the file.…Unzip it, and we'll see the whole folder here.…They give us everything we need.…We have our four fonts.…We have a demo.html, the CSS, and licensing information.…
I always take a look at the demo.html to make sure it's working and we can see…that it is. Excellent.…We need to put our fonts into a fonts folder, so we can use it in our future exercises.…We are going to do that at the Desktop level.…
- 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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