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Letter-Perfect Type Design

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In This Chapter

arrow Choosing fonts for the Web

arrow Understanding the difference between HTML and graphic text

arrow Using CSS styles to control font display

arrow Working with internal and external CSS style sheets

Perhaps more than any other detail, your font choices say a lot about the level of your graphic-design skills. People who don’t have any design training seem to gravitate toward the fun, frilly fonts and — like a kid in a candy store — try out every font on their system. You have to be careful with fonts, however, because they have a powerful effect on the look and feel of your website. Of all the graphic elements that go into a website, your font choices can make the biggest impression. Fonts have the uncanny ability to make people start listing off adjectives to describe your site like “cheerful” or “serious,” or worse, “amateur.”

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