Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding how color affects readability, part of Typography for Web Designers.
When we talk about color, we can describe it in terms of hue, value and intensity.…Hue is the color of the color.…For example, the hue of this color is red.…The hue of this color is blue. Value is how dark or light the color is.…When talking about the pure color, blue and red are about the same value.…The blue might be a little darker.…Yellow is lighter in value and there are also darker and lighter versions of each color.…
Pink, for example, is basically a very light version of red.…Intensity is how bright or dull a color is. There are many version of the color…blue and many version of the color red.…Some versions are lighter, others are darker. Some feel more intense or bright.…Others feel less intense or duller.…Hue affects readability when color pairs used for text in the background vibrate.…
This tends to happen when complementary colors are used.…Complementary colors are the colors opposite each other on the color wheel.…The color pairs purple and yellow, red and green, and blue and orange will…
- 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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