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CSS Typography: Contrast Techniques, Tutorials and Best Practices - Noupe Design Blog

CSS Typography: Contrast Techniques, Tutorials and Best Practices - Noupe Design Blog
Sep 15 2008 The main advantage of elegant CSS typography lies in its ability to be both attractive and improves the user experience. When chosen wisely and used carefully, it can be very effective to support the overall design. 1. You can direct the reader’s attention to important parts in your layout and at the same time enhance the visual appearance by creating contrast. White Space line-heights, letter-spacing, word-spacing Typefaces font-family Case text-transform Style text-decoration, font-style Weight font-weight Color color Alignment text-align, float Typographic Contrast and the web This article has reviewed the important principal of typographic contrast as presented in a brochure written fifty years ago by the canadian typ[ographer Carl Dair. Typographic Contrast and Flow Here are seven basic methods on how you can create typographic contrast. The Elements of Typographic Style 5 Principles And Ideas Of Setting Type On The Web 2. CSS Heading Type How to use headings in HTML Heading Style gallery Related:  Text & Fonts

Lorem Ipsum - All the facts - Lipsum generator 35 Professional Bold Sans Serif Fonts Sans-serif fonts should be top pick if you are finding a font specifically for headlines or captions as they look more prominent and appealing in large size. Normally people don’t use them as standard for body text because it is believed sans-serif fonts are more difficult to read as compared to serif fonts, as they don’t have “serifs” (small decoration at the end of strokes). Therefore if you are finding Free Sans-Serif font to design a large logo or to use it in title\headline of your project, you can select anyone of these high-quality professional fonts. Also make sure to check this post if you want other kind of fonts for killer headlines. 1. League Gothic 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34.

Top 50 Free Fonts Created in 2010 2010 is just going to end leaving good and bad memories and moments for everybody. 2010 also gave us some of the most professional, creative, fanciful, elegant, imaginative and graceful fonts of all time. Today we have collected a collection of top 50 free fonts created in 2010. We hope you will like this collection. You can download these fonts for free, some of them required registration so you will have to sign-up or sign-in. Make sure to read license before using them in commercial projects. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

Weekly Typography Inspiration # 16 Welcome to the 16th post of Weekly Typography Inspiration series here on In this roundup you will get creative, fanciful, elegant, imaginative and graceful typography showcase for your inspiration, crafted and actualized by professional artists and designers from all over the world, we hope you will enjoy our collection of master pieces of typography. You can tell us about your favorite typography inspiration of this week using comment box. United Social Sports Comp Work Whole Foods Signpainting Typographic Movie Poster Turboneger – Apocalypse Dudes The Ultimate Driving Machine Bauhaus Typography by Sinan Street Shuffle YOUth Keep it old school Help Chile Typostruction Zine Wedding Invite Avant Garde Le grand cirque des lettres Take What You Want Today’s The Day W.

“What Font Should I Use?”: Five Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces - Smashing Magazine Advertisement For many beginners, the task of picking fonts is a mystifying process. There seem to be endless choices — from normal, conventional-looking fonts to novelty candy cane fonts and bunny fonts — with no way of understanding the options, only never-ending lists of categories and recommendations. Selecting the right typeface is a mixture of firm rules and loose intuition, and takes years of experience to develop a feeling for. 1. Many of my beginning students go about picking a font as though they were searching for new music to listen to: they assess the personality of each face and look for something unique and distinctive that expresses their particular aesthetic taste, perspective and personal history. The most appropriate analogy for picking type. For better or for worse, picking a typeface is more like getting dressed in the morning. A large type family like Helvetica Neue can be used to express a range of voices and emotions. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 3. 4. So far, so good. 5.

20 Free Asian Style Fonts Fonts, something all designers use. Some just for their signature and some cant even start designing without a nice looking font style. So for all designers out there, a big list of Asian style fonts that you can download for free. To download the fonts, simple click the font you like. Here are some top free fonts that can make an impression for your full color flyer printing. Be Sociable, Share!

10 Most Inspiring Videos about Typography Words aren’t just words. Rather, words portray meanings and can stir up every emotion from anger to lust. As such, designers have immense power over their audiences simply with the fonts they select and the manner in which those fonts are used. 1. Dark, sexy and inspiring, this video by Trollback & Co. combines fluidity and typography for a stunning effect. (I wish it could be embedded!) 2. Inserting textile lettering into a video shoot rather than digitally incorporating the typography is an inspiring use of creativity as evidenced in this shoot by The Ronin. 3. The list of masterful typography videos wouldn’t be complete without a 3-D piece. 4. This piece, simply titled “Typography,” takes an interesting spin on the scrolling karaoke lyrics found in traditional videos and transforms them into this well composed piece. 5. This video, made by Troika for FOX, is masterful in its punchy use of typography which that serves as transitions between the video elements. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. - Design Theory 9 - Typography (Part 1) Typography (Part 1) Visual contrast and page design Good typography depends on the visual contrast between one font and another, and the contrast between text blocks and the surrounding empty space. Nothing attracts the eye and brain of the viewer like strong contrast and distinctive patterns, and you only get those attributes by carefully designing them into your pages. If you make everything bold, then nothing stands out and you end up looking as if you are SHOUTING at your readers. If you cram every page with dense text, readers see a wall of gray and their brains will instinctively reject the lack of visual contrast. Use the major HTML headings sparingly. Visual logic versus structural logic The framers of the original HTML standards were physical scientists who wanted a standard means to share documents with minimal markups aimed at revealing the logical structure of the information. Notice how much harder it is to read the bottom half of the same sentence: References

Five simple steps to better typography ? Part 5Mark Boulton – May 18th, 2005 – The final part in this series, I’m glad to say is a little more cut and dry than the last in the series. It’s more about historical typographic theory but with a simple, practical guide to ensuring a balanced use of typeface weights. Typeface weight, and the choice of weight, is perhaps one area of typography that to most designers is simply a matter of choice. That choice is dictated by answering a design problem which is aesthetically, or content, motivated. Solving the design problem Let’s start by addressing the root of the decision to set type in different weights - solving a design problem. An aesthetic problem. There may be other reasons as well, but I believe these are the main cause. First off a bit of history I like these history bits, they really are informative. Uppercase and Lowercase, and the relationship between them, have been around for over twelve hundred years. Italics were a strange bunch to begin with. The practical bit A final word Further reading

Five simple steps to better typographyMark Boulton – April 13th, 2005 – Typography, I find, is still a bit of mystery to a lot of designers. The kind of typography I’m talking about is not your typical “What font should I use” typography but rather your “knowing your hanging punctuation from your em-dash” typography. Call me a little bit purist but this bothers me. So, in an attempt to spread the word here’s the first of five simple steps to better typography. Measure the Measure. The Measure is the name given to the width of a body of type. One point = 1/72 of an inchOne pica = 12 pointsOne em = The distance horizontally equal to the type size, in points, you are using. But, with the advent of DTP packages and the website design the following are also now used: MillimetresPixels There is an optimum width for a Measure and that is defined by the amount of characters are in the line. CSS and fluid? What is interesting here is fluid designs on the web. The Measure and leading. Reversing out? Tracking Your responsibility The series Further reading