Tag Archive: web fonts

Typography on the Web

I’ve just come back from Amsterdam where I had the chance to give a talk about Typography on the Web at FITC. This two-day festival gathers fans of interactive design, technology and ‘cool shit’. Every year, it’s an opportunity to meet with creative coders, interactive designers and developers who want to learn more about design principles. In my session, I provided an introduction to typography which I thought I would share with you too!

We are surrounded by words. Before jumping in the world of beautiful typefaces, designers need to understand the meaning of those words. They are used to freeze our thoughts and eventually share them. The role of typography is to add meaning to words by design, and sometimes to establish tone. Every day, we face the power of words and typography. If you want to transmit a friendly intent in emails you’ll add a smiley :) On the other hand, if you receive AN EMAIL WRITTEN IN CAPS, YOU MIGHT THINK THAT SOMEONE IS SHOUTING AT YOU!

Graphic designers who master typography are constantly looking for the emotion hidden behind a typeface. I did a short exercise with the FITC attendees – I displayed the text ‘FITC Amsterdam’ in different typefaces to demonstrate the emotion portrayed by each:

Dropcaps: Easily Create Drop Caps in Dreamweaver CC

Using CSS to create drop caps in your design can be cumbersome. If you’ve used dropcap.js, you know it’s a much easier way to realize your design. The good news? We’ve made it even easier for Dreamweaver CC users with a native dropcap.js extension called Dropcaps.

Now you can enlarge the first letter of a paragraph or section of text to catch readers’ attention and jazz up your design.

 

Dropcap first character

Dropcap first character

Edge Web Fonts integration with Adobe Dreamweaver

With Adobe Dreamweaver 12.2 CCM release, the choice of fonts has become wider and better! Integration of Edge Web Fonts with Dreamweaver gives you access to a vast web font library made possible by contributions from Adobe, Google, and foundries around the world, for free.  What’s more? Designer or the end user need not necessarily have these fonts installed on their systems — the web browsers render the text with the fonts at run-time.

Here are the quick steps to use Edge Web Fonts: