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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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Chapter 6. Media Queries

While other technologies are searched, invented, and developed, there is something we can surely implement in today's world, with support going back to Firefox 3, Chrome 21 and so on: the CSS2-introduced @media tag.

Truly born as a media type, this tag allows for different stylesheets to be imported – or for different rules and behaviors to be described within the current one – when some condition happens. Their first usage was in fact built to provide the possibility to the user to print out the webpage in a friendly way.

No more dull colors, double sized paper or text so small as to be useless: the designer had the possibility to strip off everything from the website, leaving it barebones, allowing the user only to print a readable, hierarchical text with the vital images all following correct flow and alignments.