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Selecting A Font For The Site

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Font selection – no easy task for anyone who starts to create a site or web page. Ken Kao recognizes the significance of this. At the time of rapid development of computer and printer technology arose such a mass and variety of fonts that get lost in them can be very easy, especially if you are a beginner WEB-designer. Despite the fact that many fonts are extremely difficult to classify, in other words to rank to any class or type, classification, albeit not entirely accurate, but still exists. Starting from the establishment of various fonts, and many of them very old, fonts can be classified as old, not so old and new. If you start from the typeface, fonts can be divided into two large array – it's serif fonts (serifs) and fonts without serifs (sans serifs) or both, these fonts are also called – chopped. In a separate class of isolated so-called proportional fonts. Their main feature of the same width of the letters and characters on can be judged by its name.

In addition there are fonts called decorative, and you're probably quite often clashed with them. Feature of these fonts – the use of various stylized script, gothic, Arabic, hieroglyphics, Old. Used effects of three-dimensional graphics, shading, unadorned. Of the fonts that we know and use today, one of the oldest think serif fonts, such as Garamon (Garamond) and Times (Times Roman). Scope of these fonts – where the need lightweight, easy to read font that does not tire the reader's eyes. And on the WEB-page is the bulk of the typed text. Sans-serif fonts or sans-serif, were created much later serifs, in the twenties in Germany.

Addiction creators of the new font to abandon all that, in their presentation, shall not be practical load from all decorations, including of notches, gave impetus to the creation Sans-serif fonts. Such as Futura (Futura). In those days, amid the widespread dominance of the old fonts, new look very bad. Some time it was even believed that chopped fonts completely replace their old rivals. But this did not happen. The reason is that the log-readable fonts bad in large amounts of text, they are simply tedious for a long read. In the future, the evolution of these fonts has given us such as a popular Arial and newest Freeset. Decorative Fonts little used in the design of web pages, because it is very difficult to pick up a couple of fonts. If the site design is to use a decorative font, then it's simple out of this situation – to make it unique on the page if this is of course possible. Summarizing the above, we can say that the most natural choice for the web pages are serif fonts, and chopped, and first be used to dial the main text, and the latter for a set of headers, and especially good they look in a very bold and in bold. If you are not easy to make the right choice of font – Take a pair of Times Roman and Arial or Garamond and Freeset.

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February 15th, 2024 at 7:26 pm

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