Week 9 Summary

Posted: October 29, 2012 in Art 170 Thoughts & Reviews

This weeks lesson consists of learning about web fonts, grid design and the principles of interaction design. When it comes to web fonts you must make that the font is easy to read and that it is a “good” font. What classifies as a good font? A good web font must be legible. According to the article on http://www.goodwebfonts.com/legibility_twd.pdf  reading text type  (12-16 px) is easier if the font has a generous x-height, open apertures, prominent ascenders and descenders, slightly loose letter spacing, and discernible terminals. Though Helvetica is cleaner and simpler than Georgia, Georgia is easier to read. Grid systems bring visual structure and balance to site design.

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