The ABCs of Web Typography

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The ABCs of Web Typography

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

Web typography isn’t just about choosing fonts - that’s only the beginning. In this class, you’ll mostly work with the CSS3 @font-face property to address some of the challenges developers face when bringing beautiful typography to the web. Discover the best practices for including specialized fonts in your project and how to more efficiently use the CSS font properties. You’ll also delve into the notorious “ems v. pixels” debate in order to optimize fonts for responsive design.


  • Incorporate non-standard web fonts into your project.
  • Learn what font foundries you should use to select your fonts.
  • Become aware of restrictions and licensing fees that may affect you.
  • Find out whether to use ems or pixels when sizing your fonts.

Prereqs & Preparation

Please bring a laptop to class. This class assumes a basic level of HTML/CSS knowledge (e.g. being able to properly use font-family, font-size, color, etc).

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