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Web Typography

Course Summary

As web features barrel ahead, web typography advances with it. We now have more control over type than ever before. But, as the often-quoted line from Spiderman goes, “With great power, comes great responsibility.” Well-built websites can be plagued by bad typography, creating an unpleasant experience to the user. In this course, we’ll cover all you need to know to begin building websites with good typography, giving users a great experience.


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    Course Syllabus

    Introduction to Typography

    Before diving into utilizing or laying out type, we’ll need some basic knowledge about typography. This stage will give us the foundation to build upon as we learn what is typography, the terms used to describe it, and more. 8 steps
    • What is Typography? 4:21
    • Review: What is Typography? 5 questions
    • Terminology 6:04
    • Review: Terminology 5 questions
    • Different Types of Type 6:42
    • Review: Different Types of Type 5 questions
    • Print vs. The Web 4:19
    • Review: Print vs. The Web 5 questions

    How to Choose and Use Webfonts

    Now that we have some general knowledge about typography, let’s look at what to consider when choosing a typeface and the different ways you can implement your webfont choice. 8 steps

    Basic Web Typography

    Now that we have some background on typography and how to call custom typefaces to our site, we’ll familiarize ourselves with some of the basics of web typography. 9 steps

    Laying Out Type for the Web

    With the basics of web typography in our tool belt, we can now explore more advanced techniques like creating typographic hierarchy and responsive typography. 9 steps

    Final Project: Create a Typographic Site

    To conclude our course on Web Typography, we’ll put what we learned to the test as we build out a website implementing the ideas learned throughout the stages. We’ll use the HTML provided from CSS Zen Garden and build out our own typographic design. 7 steps


Course Fee:
USD 25

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and Digital Media & Games Community

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