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Chapter 4. Stylin’ Fonts and Text

Much of Web design deals with text, in paragraphs, headings, lists, menus, and forms, so understanding the CSS properties in this chapter is essential to making a site that looks professional. Almost more than any other factor, type makes the clearest visual statement about the quality of your site’s offerings. Graphics are the icing on the cake; typography is where good design begins.

In this chapter, you’ll learn about fonts and text, and the respective CSS properties you can use to style them. I’ll also introduce you to the wonderful world of Web fonts, which download to your user along with your pages. Now you no longer have to rely on the user having your font choices installed on his device, and you can ...

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