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Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies by Chris Minnick, Ed Tittel

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17

Web Typography

In This Chapter

arrow Changing font sizes

arrow Emboldening with bold

arrow Emphasizing with italic

arrow Changing capitalization

arrow Using web fonts

arrow Working with online font libraries

Typography is defined as the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible. Even more than just making language visible, however, typography has been shown to have a dramatic impact on whether people believe and assign value to what an author is saying. Despite the growing amount of video, images, and audio on the Internet, most websites are still primarily focused on conveying information through text. How the text looks has a major impact on how a website looks and how easy it is for people to read.

When you get the hang of working with text, the options for making your website more readable and more expressive are endless!

Finding Out about Fonts

A font is a set of characters that share ...

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