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Choosing and Using Web Fonts

Course Summary

 Focuses on the theories behind web fonts: showing what makes a good font, why different fonts look the way they do, and how they affect the look of your web page.       


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    Course Syllabus

    Introduction
    Welcome
    What you should know before watching this course
    Using the exercise files
    1. Getting Started
    Recognizing the anatomy of letters
    Understanding font classification
    Finding and testing web fonts
    Identifying common problems in fonts
    2. Venetian Fonts
    Understanding Venetian fonts
    Identifying a Venetian font
    Understanding handwritten letters
    Choosing a Venetian font
    Creating a Typekit account and building a kit
    Adding a Venetian font (Calluna) to your kit
    Applying Calluna to your web site
    Troubleshooting Typekit fonts that don't load
    Changing styling as necessary to improve the readability of the text
    Working with more than four styles in Typekit
    Looking at how using a Venetian font affects the look and feel of a web page
    3. Old Style Fonts
    Identifying an Old Style font
    Choosing an Old Style font
    Applying Crimson Text to a web site using Google web fonts
    Changing styling as necessary to improve the readability of the text
    Making various weights and styles work correctly across different browsers
    Looking at how using an Old Style font affects the look and feel of a web page
    4. Transitional Fonts
    Identifying a Transitional font
    Choosing a Transitional font
    Applying PT Sans to a site via Typekit
    Changing styling as necessary to improve the readability of the text
    Looking at how using a Transitional font affects the look and feel of a web page
    5. Modern Fonts
    Identifying a Modern font
    Choosing a Modern font
    Using Typekit to find and test web fonts
    6. Slab Serif Fonts
    Identifying a Slab Serif font
    Choosing a Slab Serif font
    Deleting a font from your Typekit
    Exploring a font with multiple weights and styles
    Looking at how using a Slab Serif font affects the look and feel of a web page
    7. Other Serif Fonts
    Identifying "Other" Serif fonts
    Choosing "Other" Serif fonts
    Using a font without an italic
    Looking at how using an "Other" Serif font affects the look and feel of a web page
    8. Transitional Sans Serif Fonts
    Identifying a Transitional Sans Serif font
    Choosing a Transitional Sans Serif font
    Changing styling to improve the readability of text
    Looking at how using a Transitional Sans Serif font affects the look and feel of a web page
    9. Geometric Sans Serif Fonts
    Identifying a Geometric Sans Serif font
    Choosing a Geometric Sans Serif font
    Downloading a free font licensed for use on the web
    Using Font Squirrel to create an @font-face kit
    Adding the @font-face syntax to the CSS
    Implementing the font family in the CSS
    Changing styling as necessary to improve the readability of the text
    Looking at how using a Geometric Sans Serif font affects the look and feel of a web page
    10. Humanist Sans Serif Fonts
    Identifying a Humanist Sans Serif font
    Choosing a Humanist Sans Serif font
    Changing styling as necessary to improve the readability of the text
    Looking at how using a Humanist Sans Serif font affects the look and feel of a web page
    11. Handwritten Fonts
    Understanding handwritten fonts
    Choosing a handwritten font
    Looking at how using a handwritten font affects the look an
     


Course Fee:
USD 25

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

7 - 8 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and Quality Assurance & Testing Community

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