- Color Aesthetics
- Choosing Color Themes
- Applying Color Relationships to Web Design
- Color Gallery
- Typography Aesthetics
- Type 101
- Verdana & Georgia
- Font Size Differences Between Macs & PCs
- Fonts for Delivery as Web Graphics
- Basic Styles of Typefaces
- What Is a Font Family?
- Aliasing or Anti-Aliasing
- Body Copy
- Using Fireworks for Type Design
- HTML for Placing Text Graphics
- What About Flash?
- Aesthetics of Layout
- The Aesthetics of Animation
Basic Styles of Typefaces
When movable type was first invented, there was just one kind of typefacea Roman face, which is characterized by its serifs. Today, there are many more styles, some of which are shown below.
Figure 2.66 Most fonts fall into one or another of these basic styles: serif, sans-serif, script, display, bitmap, experimental, slab-serif, dingbat, handwriting, and blackletter.
Don't Use Too Many Fonts
During the early days of desktop publishing, everyone who had a computer and a laser printer thought they were a designer. One of the hallmarks of "bad" design from those days was mixing too many typefaces on a single page. While this isn't as huge a problem on the Web, it still pays to know how to work artistically with few fonts. This is a case of "less is more."