Chapter 3. Working with Type
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 relating to, for example, animals) has largely been lost in written English; instead, we now have rather more abstract symbols designed for repetition on the page or screen.
However, from the early calligraphy that ...