This week was all about Typography.
‘Typography is the visual component of the written word’ – Matthew Butterick.
We learned about typefaces – A typeface is a named design for a set of characters (glyphs) that make up a character set. For example, Garamond is a typeface, also how the typefaces are used, Size and colour, line height, letter and word spacing, general layout, whitespace, and hierarchies.
We discussed the difference between typefaces and fonts -Typefaces are often composed of a number of fonts which have variations in the design and these are often referred to as a font family. Typeface can be classified differently – Serif and Sans-Serif, its important to use the correct typeface for a particular purpose. On the web, serif fonts don’t render well and so the sans-serif fonts are
more commonly used for body text – a reversal of the traditional printed use.
We the learned about – Typographic units, There are a wide range of units that a designer may
use when specifying the size of type in CSS. In practice, only px (pixels), em (ems) and % (percent)
are commonly used. The px is an “absolute” measurement whereas both
em and % are “relative” or scalable.
Our homework this week is to, Continue the development of our three designed objects website,
Control and design the typography. And look at the concepts such as visual hierarchy, vertical
rhythm, measure and alignment to improve the readability of our web-site.