Learn how to use typography on the web
Typography has long been an invaluable tool for communicating ideasand information. Words and characters once impressed in clay,written on papyrus, and printed with ink are now manifest in pixelsof light. Today′s web typographers can help their readers find,understand, and connect with the words, ideas, and information theyseek.
Thus, legibility and readability are the foundations for thetypographic theories and practice covered in Typographic WebDesign. You′ll learn how to choose fonts, organize information,create a system of hierarchy, work with tabular information, createa grid, apply a typographic system across multiple pages, and builda font library.
Each chapter provides time–tested typography rules to follow(modified for the web), explains why they work, when to break them,and offers the opportunity to test the rules with hands–onexercises in HTML and CSS. If you don′t know HTML and CSS,Typographic Web Design provides a walk–through for each lesson,showing you how to plan and write syntax. Readers are sure to comeaway with an understanding of typographic principles, as well asthe HTML and CSS skills needed to implement them on the web.
Typographic Web Design
Applies decades of typographic theory and practice (e.g.,how to choose a font) directly to web design (e.g., how to use the@font–face property in CSS).
Clearly explains all typographic rules presented, providingexamples that contrast successful and less successful typographicsolutions.
Is written for visual thinkers. The book is supported by aweb site with solutions, critiques, and revisions for eachlesson.
Laura Franz is an Associate Professor of Design at University ofMassachusetts Dartmouth, where she has taught web typography for 12years. She has presented lectures and workshops on Typographic WebDesign, and has written a course on the topic for Lynda.com.