Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Fixing dashes, part of Typography for Web Designers.
In this lesson we're going to fix the dashes in our text.…You need the files biblio_serif_dashes. html and biblio_serif_dashes.css from…the Exercise folder.…You also need the Fonts folder with the Chopin Script web font files in it.…So drag a copy of your Fonts folder into your Exercise Folder.…That way the Chopin Script font will continue to work.…Open up the HTML file in the browser to see what we're working with. Scroll down…towards the bottom of the page and we're going to stop at A Type Primer.…
If we zoom in, you can see clearly here that we're using two hyphens to form a long dash.…We want a long dash here because it indicates a break in thought.…Long dashes are used when a comma is too weak, but a period is too strong.…But using double hyphens isn't typographically correct.…While they have the correct meaning, hello I'm a breaking thought,…they also undermine the lovely typographic texture you've worked so hard to create.…
You've carefully chosen a font, a size, a line height,…so text is not only readable but beautiful.…
- 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 Appropriate for all
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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