Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Shaping the modernist page layout, part of Typography for Web Designers.
In this lesson, we'll be putting some space between the content and the edge of the page.…You'll need the files biblio_sans_ page.html and biblio_sans_page.css from…the Exercise folder.…Open up the HTML file in the browser to see what we're working with.…The page is set up and we've got our background image, but there is not enough…space between the content and the edge of the page.…This is a modernist page so we don't have to create a text frame, but it's…still too tight for comfort.…
Right now with the tight edges, the text looks like it's going to fall off the page…and the yellow rule-line looks like it's cutting the page in half.…Let's change that by adding in space around the content of the page, but first,…we need to figure out how much space we want to add.…We could go as high as 99em wide for the page, but that's too wide.…We could use a width of 96em.…That's a very popular width.…There is even a grid system based on 960 pixels, which is 96em in our case, but…it's still too wide for what our text needs.…
- 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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