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6-10-2015, 17:15

Choosing and Using Web Fonts

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Choosing and Using Web Fonts
Choosing and Using Web Fonts
Duration: 6hr 52m | Video: h264, yuv420p, 1280x720 30fps | Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, 2 ch | 866 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

This course focuses on the theories behind web fonts: what makes a good font, why different fonts look the way they do, and how fonts affect the look of a web page. Author Laura Franz covers common tasks, including downloading a font from an online source such as Typekit or Font Squirrel, implementing the font in HTML and CSS, and changing the size and line-height to improve the readability of text. The course also covers different periods of type design and explores the history behind handwritten fonts, text fonts (used for large amounts of text), and display fonts (used for headlines).

Topics include:
Explaining the history of text fonts, from Old Style, Transitional, and Modern to Slab Serif and Sans SerifUnderstanding font classificationsSetting up a Typekit accountChoosing a quality font based on forms, spacing, and weights and stylesAccessing fonts from various sources Implementing fonts with the @font-face syntaxLooking at how fonts affect the look and feel of a web pageChanging font styling to improve readabilityMaking various font weights and styles work correctly across multiple browsersPairing fonts (headline and text, two fonts in text, and so on)Setting fallback fonts
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