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Spring Into HTML and CSS by Molly E. Holzschlag

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Chapter 9. Styling Text

Now that you have a taste of what CSS can do, you'll take it further and begin to style your text. Historically, CSS has been used more to style text than just about anything, largely because of good support for much of the text-related styles that were in CSS 1.0. Some new options have appeared since then, giving you even more control over the way you manage text for web documents. The basic principles for how text is styled in CSS come from traditional typography, although limitations based on both CSS and browser support have prevented certain growth in the area of web-based type.

A warning from the start, though: Working with fonts can be complicated. First, you must understand that, in terms of available fonts ...

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