Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Hanging punctuation, part of Typography for Web Designers.
In this lesson, we are going to hang a quotation mark outside a block of text.…This method can be used to hang any initial punctuation mark.…You need the files quote_hang.html and quote_hang.css from the Exercise folder.…Open the HTML file in the browser to see what we're working with.…You will see I have already set the quotation marks and the em dash correctly.…I've also aligned the heading, the quote, and the footer, and this is creating a…strong vertical line.…
Dealing a place where this vertical line is weak is right here where…the quotation mark is.…It's creating a white space, pushing some of the text over.…This would be a much stronger line if the D were aligned with the text and…the quotation mark hung outside the block of the text, and that's what we're…going to accomplish.…Hanging a line of text is a two-part process.…First, we are going to add margin to the left of the text, moving it over, and…then we are going to use a text indent with a negative amount equal to the…margin we just added and that will the quotation mark back out.…
- 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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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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