- 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
Using Fireworks for Type Design
Macromedia Fireworks software is one of many ideal environments for creating type and graphic web elements. The various Effects settings enable you to create all kinds of special type effects for headlines that you can use on the Web. The editable text feature lets you set up one look and then change certain words that will take on the same appearance. This is great for creating navigation buttons!
Figure 2.88 Fireworks offers a host of effects (similar to Photoshop's Layer Effect feature). The fonts shown above were all downloaded for free from the Web from Fontastic, Fonthead Designs, and Chank Diesel (http://www.fonthead.com).
Figure 2.89 Once you set up a style you like in Fireworks, you can duplicate it and change the words. You can also copy and paste appearances, which is handy if you change your mind (or if your client changes his or hers!).