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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
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What drop caps are and how to use them

Drop caps are the large letter you see in handmade books from centuries ago.

They have been in use for thousands of years, as they increased readability and legibility by marking specific passages and guiding the reader's eye through the text.

They also are beautiful. So why aren't they more used throughout the web?

Their appearance on the screen is different from system to system and they can be a little tedious to be measured and put in – but I'll guide you through easy methods to make use of the drop caps whenever you want.

This P is Historiated, since it contains a picture of a specific person or story. And it's illuminated, since its gold decorations represent the light of God.

They were also used to portray the use of alphabetical order.

Today, with industrialization, drop caps aren't a reading necessity – they are only used as decorative elements, often to communicate old or traditional feelings.

There are four different methods to make a drop cap on...