Typography Free Tutorial

Welcome to our free Typography tutorial. This tutorial is based on Webucator's Typography course.

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Lesson 1: Anatomy

The study of typography is deeper than one would think. It is more than just picking a nice font for a project. The more you learn and understand the fundamentals and history of typography, the better you will be able to apply it to today's projects.

Lesson 2: Typeface vs. Font

The differences between typefaces and fonts are subtle but distinct.

Lesson 3: Rules for Typography

Although each designer will put their unique creativity into a project, there are proper base rules that you should use in order to ensure readability and clarity of message.

Lesson 4: Types of Typography

Typefaces are categorized into basic families. These families are then broken out into individual, unique typefaces that are mostly used for onscreen and print display.

Lesson 5: Type Hierarchy

Type hierarchy is important in a page layout, as it helps the user understand levels of importance in the text and gives meaning to the message being shared. Hierarchy is also relevant to Section 508. When a web page is read aloud to a user by assist technology, the page hierarchy needs to be set up to work with these technologies in order for the page meaning to be translated correctly.

Lesson 6: Building an Efficient Style Guide

Depending on your role in a project, the expectations of the materials you are to provide to your clients or co-workers will vary. Once you choose your type selections and build your style guide, you may opt to go a step further and provide templates that use those choices. This ensures that the users of your materials have less setup and you have better consistency across a large project.

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