Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Improving a color palette by reducing optical vibration , part of Typography for Web Designers.
Using color takes practice.…A common mistake web designers make when using color is choosing two colors…that vibrate together.…The colors might be complementary to each other. That is, opposite each other on…the color wheel, or the colors might simply be too bright.…Add a bright color to a black background and it can start to hurt your eyes.…Remember, people read what interests them, but if we make text too hard to read,…people won't read it, even if they're interested in it.…
We're going to pick a color palette for our sans serif bibliography.…I already have a background image in mind.…We can use it to inspire our color palette.…We used a subtle palette for our elegant bibliography. We'll use more color…here, but still stay simple.…When I think of simple, I often think of primary colors.…Red, blue and yellow.…We don't have a lot of red in this image, just a bit of reddish orange, but we…can use it to pick a red color for the text.…We'll start with a red and yellow color combination. Wow!…That's bright. There's not a lot of optical vibration, but the colors themselves…
- 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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