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The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design by Victor Sumner, Dionysios Synodinos, Craig Grannell

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Chapter 3

Working With Type

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In this chapter:

  • Working with semantic markup
  • Defining font colors, families, and other styles
  • Understanding web-safe fonts
  • Creating drop caps and pull quotes
  • Rapidly editing styled text
  • Working to a grid
  • Creating and styling lists

An introduction to typography

Words are important—not just what they say but how they look. To quote Ellen Lupton, from her book Thinking with Type, “Typography is what language looks like.” Language has always been symbolic, although the origins of such symbols (of certain letterforms ...

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