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Design Festival Podcast #7: Setting Standards-Friendly Web Type (Part 2)

Simon Pascal Klein

This week I continue and finish the second part of my “Setting standards-friendly web type” talk, having gone through getting custom type on the web (part 1, episode 1) to looking at setting that type all pretty by addressing size, measure, styles, weights, tracking, leading, and so forth.

DesignFestival Podcast Episode #7 – Video – Setting Standards-Friendly Web Type – Part 2 from SitePoint on Vimeo.

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Episode Summary

  • Brief recap of part one
  • Font styles, weights, tracking
  • Sizing type
  • Considerations to be made when mixing typefaces
  • Getting the right glyphs for the right characters
  • Marking paragraphs
  • Measures
  • Leading
  • Hanging punctuation
  • Text as UI
  • Grids

Audio Transcript

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