Typography for Web Designers

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Choose fonts for a web site and create beautiful, readable type, incorporating web fonts, CSS styles, and simple typographic rules.Learn how to choose fonts for a web site and create beautiful, legible type. Author Laura Franz shares how to create designs that maximize readability (and keep visitors on the page) by paying attention to details in size, line-height, line length, alignment, color, vertical space, and more. Laura also demonstrates how to incorporate web fonts, style type with CSS, and pick fonts that work well together. Topics include: Understanding how good typography promotes reading Choosing web-safe fonts Applying web fonts in CSS with @font-face Adding and applying the Goog…

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Choose fonts for a web site and create beautiful, readable type, incorporating web fonts, CSS styles, and simple typographic rules.Learn how to choose fonts for a web site and create beautiful, legible type. Author Laura Franz shares how to create designs that maximize readability (and keep visitors on the page) by paying attention to details in size, line-height, line length, alignment, color, vertical space, and more. Laura also demonstrates how to incorporate web fonts, style type with CSS, and pick fonts that work well together. Topics include: 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

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