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Setting Weights And Styles With The @font-face Declaration

By Laura Franz

If people are on your website, they're probably either skimming quickly, looking for something, or they've found what they're looking for and want to read it as easily as possible. Either way, keeping text readable will help them achieve their goal.

Bold and Italic Help to Organize Content

The previous chapter ended by showing that weights and styles are an important UX element when setting text. Bold and italic forms of a font help people to skim your website. They add emphasis — both strong and subtle — that can help visitors understand the organization of content before even starting to read it.

Weights and styles are an important UX element. Bold and italic help readers ...

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