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Practical Responsive Typography

By : Dario Calonaci
Book Image

Practical Responsive Typography

By: Dario Calonaci

Overview of this book

Typography is an essential part of any website’s design. It can help you stand out from the crowd, communicate with clarity, and cultivate a distinctive identity. Practical Responsive Typography demonstrates how to use typography to greatest effect. With this book you won't underestimate it's importance - you'll be in complete control over this crucial component of web design. From scaling and optimizing screen spaces to using a range of different web fonts, you'll quickly get up to speed with the practical considerations behind successful typography. But more than the fundamentals, you'll also find out how to go further by customizing typography designs to suit your identity.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Practical Responsive Typography
About the Author
About the Reviewer


The preceding text covers the basics of typography, which you should study and know in order to make the text in your assignment flow better.

Now, you have a greater understanding of typography: what it is; what it's made of; what are its characteristics; what the brain search for and process in a text; the lengths it will go to understand it; and the alignments, spacing, and other issues that revolve around this beautiful subject.

The most important rule to remember is that text is used to express something. It may be an informative reading, may be the expression of a feeling, such as a poem, or it can be something to make you feel something specifically.

Every text has a feeling, every text has an inner tone of voice that can be expressed visually through typography. Usually it's the text itself that dictates its feeling – and help you decide which and how to express it.

All the preceding rules, properties, and knowledge are means for you to express it and there's a large range of properties on the Web for you to use them. There is almost as much variety available in print with properties for leading, kerning, tracking, and typographical hierarchy all built in your browsers.

We'll start to explore them in the upcoming chapters.