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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

Google web fonts

It's a free, great \service for the people who want an easier job than all the above – and a little faster too, since font files are hosted on Google servers.

Each font is free for commercial use – and you can download them for desktop usage too (Google did all the homework for you).

Of course, the choices available aren't premium like the typefaces you can purchase for hundreds of dollars – but if you're on a budget, choosing from it's huge library (703 families and counting!) is a great thing to do.

Its use is simple:

  1. Open

  2. Select the family you want, with the help of the filters on the window's left.

  3. When you click on the font you like, the window will enlarge showing you new buttons on the lower-right.

  4. Clicking the Pop out one will allow you to focus more on the font at first, to see some statistics about its usage (country, number of downloads, and so on) and more importantly, in the Pairings tab you'll be able to see some pre-made pairings of...