Typography 101

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Typography is used in nearly every project on the web and has a big impact on your final results. With thousands of typefaces available to designers, choosing the correct typography can be overwhelming. With a little bit of typographic knowledge you can create professional and stunning websites time and again. Typography mastery will elevate your […]

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Without question, the show people are discussing this summer is Netflix’s Stranger Things. An entertaining fresh mix of sci-fi and fantasy set in middle America stocked full with all the eighties pop culture references you can handle. They even throw in Winnona Ryder to complete the old school feel. What is strangest of all is […]

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When setting fonts on a website it is important to remember not all users share the same pool of typefaces. If a user does not have the primary specified font the type will be displayed in a “fall back” typeface. CSS font stacking comes to the rescue by allowing you to set a hierarchy of […]

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Proper consideration is crucial when choosing the correct font for your website design projects. As we learned last week, in our discussion Typography 101, the tone, legibility, and readability must all be taken into consideration. With the ocean of fonts available online today, finding the right font for the job can become an overwhelming job […]

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Working as a freelancer is becoming more and more common in today’s global economy, and finding success as a freelancer is an ongoing journey. We explored this topic through the experiences of one of literature’s top freelance authors, Neil Gaiman. Neil is an English author who has written novels, comics, children’s books, graphic novels and […]

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Are your typographic design choices conveying the proper message? Today we are going to take another look at the importance of tone in your typography design choices. As we covered previously, in regards to your project’s typography, tone is the feeling or emotion that your type evokes visually. It is important to keep in mind […]

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We use emotive language everyday to breathe human experience into the words and phrases we use to evoke an emotional response in another. Emotive website design is meant to evoke an emotional response in an individual’s experience when visiting a website. Typography plays a CRUCIAL role in emotive site design. When people are emotionally involved […]

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Are your typographic design choices conveying the proper message? Taking the time to consider the tone of your typography is a vital design step that is easily overlooked. Tone is one of the three base concepts of typography. We will be discussing all three (tone, legibility, and readability) in our discussion Typography 101, this Thursday, […]

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As we’ve been researching Typography for the Expand2Web Experts group discussion “Typography 101” we found one area that we all had confused – the difference between tracking and kerning. During the Power-User Tip portion of the class we will dive deep into the concepts of leading, tracking and kerning.  These are three foundation adjustments designers […]

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Join us next Thursday, July 28th, as we share some invaluable tips on surviving as a freelancer from award winning author Neil Gaiman. Gaiman proves an excellent source of advice as he shares aspects of his own journey to becoming one of the most successful contemporary freelance artists. We based the upcoming discussion on a keynote […]

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