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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One For Dummies by Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 5: Adding and Formatting Text

In This Chapter

  • Adding text to a page
  • Choosing and editing fonts
  • Using the Property inspector to style text
  • Understanding CSS
  • Creating an external style sheet

Adding text to a web page requires more than just typing on the page. You must carefully plan your web pages so that search engines (and viewers) can easily find relevant content on your website. In this chapter, you read about the fundamentals of text formatting for web pages, from the basic principles of choosing a font size and font family to spell-checking text and implementing Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

The various menus and panels in Dreamweaver enable you to assign type properties quickly and to update several instances in a few easy steps with CSS. From a content perspective, when you add text to your pages, make it relevant to and descriptive of your site's business and purpose. This strategy makes your page more relevant to search engines and viewers.

Image Text formatting in CC can be accomplished in two ways: by adding special HTML tags (such as those to bold or italicize text) or by marrying text to CSS rules (styles) for color, size, font family, or line spacing. Note that in certain cases, HTML tags and CSS properties can do the same thing; however, you discover later in this chapter why you should choose one method over another.

Adding Text

To add text to your web page, ...

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