Web Type Expert: All That You Need to Create Fantastic Web Type

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Taking up where the popular Web Design Expert left off, this in-depth manual explores the most imaginative possibilities of using type on the Web. After a crash course in the history of typography and font design, there’s an introduction to HTML foundations; information on embedded font technology; and a comprehensive review of cascading style sheets that simplify complex typographic layouts. Bitmap, Acrobat Authoring applications, Flash type ...
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Overview

Taking up where the popular Web Design Expert left off, this in-depth manual explores the most imaginative possibilities of using type on the Web. After a crash course in the history of typography and font design, there’s an introduction to HTML foundations; information on embedded font technology; and a comprehensive review of cascading style sheets that simplify complex typographic layouts. Bitmap, Acrobat Authoring applications, Flash type handling: they're all here, with easy-to-follow projects throughout.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586639662
  • Publisher: Friedman, Michael Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/2003
  • Series: Web Expert Series
  • Pages: 192

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Typography Crash Course 8
Writing and Typography 10
The Invention of Type 12
Anatomy of a Typeface 14
The Development of Type 16
The Character of Type 18
Display Type 20
Fonts: Style and Size 22
Typesetting and Spacing 24
Type-Based Layout 26
Computer Type 28
Web Publishing 30
The Web Explosion 32
Chapter 2 Moving from Paper to Screen 34
Screen Type Layout 36
Screen Type Size 38
Screen Type Quality 40
Font Smoothing 42
Screen Optimized Fonts 44
Chapter 3 HTML Foundations 46
Introducing HTML 48
HTML Tagging 50
Introducing the Browser 52
Web Authoring Apps 54
Project 1 Quick Start 56
Project 2 Working with HTML 60
Project 3 Core HTML Showcase 62
Chapter 4 Extending HTML 66
Project 4 Type Layout Control 68
Project 5 Type Size Control 70
Project 6 Typeface Control 72
Specifying Color 74
Project 7 Type Color and Space 76
Project 8 Designer HTML Showcase 78
Project 9 Designer HTML Showcase 2 80
Chapter 5 Bypassing HTML 82
Introducing Bitmap GIF Images 84
Bitmap Authoring Applications 86
Project 10 Bitmap Type Handling 88
Project 11 Bitmap Type Handling 2 90
Inspiration: Will Harris.com 92
Introducing Flash SWF Movies 94
Flash Authoring APPS 96
Project 12 Flash Type Handling 98
Project 13 Flash Type Handling 2 100
Inspiration: Ballet DU Nord 102
Introducing Acrobat Publications 104
Acrobat Authoring Apps 106
Project 14 PDF Type Handling 108
Project 15 PDF Type Handling 2 110
Chapter 6 Knowing and Providing Fonts 112
The Web Font Standards 114
Font Embedding Technologies 116
Project 16 Font Embedding with Weft 118
Sourcing Web Fonts 120
Project 17 Embedded Font Showcase 122
Chapter 7 Cascading Style Sheets 124
Introducing HTML 4/CSS 126
Project 18 A First CSS Rule 128
CSS Browser Support 130
CSS Application Support 132
Project 19 CSS Type Basics 134
Project 20 CSS Type Size 136
Inspiration: W3C Core Sampler 138
Project 21 Core CSS Showcase 140
Chapter 8 Extending and Controlling CSS 144
Project 22 CSS Spacing and Layout 146
Project 23 CSS Spacing and Layout 2 148
Project 24 Getting Graphical 150
Project 25 External Style Sheets 152
Project 26 Custom Styling 154
Project 27 Contextual Styling 156
Project 28 Local Styling 158
Project 29 Understanding the Cascade 160
Project 30 Advanced CSS Showcase 162
Project 31 Advanced CSS Showcase 2 164
Project 32 Advanced CSS Showcase 3 166
Project 33 Advanced CSS Showcase 4 168
Chapter 9 CSS and the Future 170
Inspiration: Design Museum 172
CSS2 and Absolute Positioning 174
CSS2 and Absolute Positioning 2 176
CSS2 Media Types 178
The Future: CSS3 180
The Future: XML 182
Chapter 10 Reference 184
Glossary 186
Index 190
Useful Websites 192
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