Typography: Practical Considerations And Design Patterns

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Typography: Practical Considerations And Design Patterns

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Typography is a very powerful design element. Whenever we have a typographic system in place, we can use it to structure content, communicate ideas and even enhance meaning. However, employing it in a way that masters that delicate balance between being unobtrusive (catering for a pleasant reading experience) and engaging enough (keeping the reader’s interest on a page) can be quite a challenge.

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With the help of this eBook, you can learn how to train and sharpen your eyes to recognize specific typographic details which will be sure to guide you in your own projects and make it easier for you to make design decisions. After an initial stroll through type terminology and classification, this eBook reflects on the quality of fonts (including web font providers, of course) and explores typographic design patterns as well as current practices. These practical considerations and a plethora of real-world examples are bound to be a valuable companion throughout your adventures when designing with type.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

- Understanding The Difference Between Type And Lettering
written by Joseph Alessio

- Making Sense Of Type Classification (Part 1)
written by Joseph Alessio

- Making Sense Of Type Classification (Part 2)
written by Joseph Alessio

- A Critical Approach To Typefaces
written by David Březina

- Taking A Second Look At Free Fonts
written by Jeremiah Shoaf

- Dear Web Font Providers
written by Laura Franz

- Typographic Design Patterns And Current Practices (2013 Edition)
written by Jan Constantin

- Creating Exciting And Unusual Visual Hierarchies
written by Jessica Glaser and Carolyn Knight

- Type Makes A Difference: An Exploration Of Type-Focused Websites
written by Jessica Glaser

Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
Pages: 141
Language: English
Released: June 2014
Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
ISBN (PDF): 978-3-94454076-4
ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454077-1
ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-94454078-8

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