Join Laura Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Using CSS notation to organize syntax, part of Typography for Web Designers.
When we created the different sets of link states in the last lesson, our CSS…got pretty long and the multiple A links, V links, etcetera can be hard to keep track of.…So in this lesson, we're going to use CSS notation to organize our syntax.…You'll need the files biblio_serif_ notation.html and biblio_serif_notation.css…from the Exercise folder.…You'll also need the Fonts folder with the web font files for Chopin Script.…
So put a copy of your Fonts folder into the Exercise folder…so Chopin Script will continue to load properly.…Open up the HTML file in the browser to see what we're working with.…All the links are in place and they look great.…We've got the links in the navigation lists that are centered and when we roll…over them, they turn italic.…We've got the links in the paragraphs of text that link to external sites and…when we roll over them, they get a background color.…
We've also got the links to the top of the page and when we roll over them, they…do not turn italic nor do they end up with a background color.…
- 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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