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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

Chapter 3. Web Fonts and Services

We've worked 'til now with web safe fonts, which are a very small selection of a beautiful, varied world.

So it's time for us to dive deeper into it, choose from a higher variety of fonts, and make your perfect, custom design readable in our browser without resorting to images – which wouldn't be easily indexable by SEO bots.

We will look at the above using free and paid options, the more the merrier! So we're going to explore them, with their pros and cons.

We are going to guide you through the pros and cons of the most famous services and foundries to embed beautiful typefaces in your websites, using CSS and simple JavaScript so that you'll know which ones are better for you. We will also look at your aims and scope of the project – and why.

After all, aren't you a little bit tired of always using Helvetica or Arial? Have you ever wanted to use Verlag in a safe way on your web pages?

Wonder no more.