Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding how fonts convey meaning, part of Typography for Web Designers.
We have learned to associate moods or feelings with fonts.…For example, we've learned to read serif fonts as feeling older or more…traditional. This is a learned association.…Cloister is a black letter web font and feels old.…After black letter, the first typefaces were serif.…based on how people wrote with pen and ink.…Calluna is web font with Venetian characteristics.…The terminal on the lowercase A looks pen formed and the crossbar on…the lowercase E rises.…
It isn't horizontal like most fonts.…Old books are all set in serif fonts.…Most old inscriptions use serif letters.…Andron is an old-style web font.…Old-style fonts still reference writing with pen and ink.…Even more contemporary serif fonts tend to feel older to us.…Georgia is a transitional font and has more substantial thin strokes and serifs,…than older looking fonts.…Serif 72 has modern characteristics. Modern fonts doesn't mean contemporary, but…rather these fonts were modern in the late 18th century.…
They look more drawn than written and tend to have very thin thins and thick thicks.…
- 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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