Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Fixing quotation marks and apostrophes, part of Typography for Web Designers.
In this lesson we are going to fix quotation marks and apostrophes in our web…site so they are true quotation marks and apostrophes.…You need the file biblio_serif_quote. html and biblio_serif_quote.css from…the exercise folder.…You also need the fonts folder with the Chopin Script web font files in it.…So drag your fonts folder from your desktop, make a copy of it, and put it in…your exercise folder.…That way Chopin Script will continue to load properly.…
If you don't have a fonts folder and need a refresher on how to download and…organize web fonts from Font Squirrel, see Chapter 1, Lesson 7, Downloading Web…Fonts, from earlier in this course.…Let's open our HTML file in the browser and see what we are working with.…If we scroll down a bit-- I am going to also go in a bit. Scroll down.…you can see that I've already changed some of the quotation marks.…So they are using what we call curly quotes.…
It's a punctuation mark that's been designed as part of a font.…So it gracefully relates to the other characters around in.…
- 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
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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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