I have been steadily working on my type assignment, which has been a fun and interesting experience for me. What I decided to do is take a small (very small) portion of my thesis and try and adapt that into a workable piece for the assignment. This, as always, has not been without struggle. I am still fighting with footnotes so that they are not placed in paragraph form rather than list. (Yes, I’ve tried ul, li multiple times. No dice.) –Note, I may have finally figured out the problem, but now I’m working on making those link up!
I had to think carefully about which fonts to use where, what was appropriate, and what would stick out or be obnoxious (which I tend to fear while writing for the web.) I wanted to have highlights, small photos, and a very readable font, so I made my text font larger but a normal font (Courier) so that the display font would pop.
It’s very interesting to think for the web, rather than for a written manuscript like I am used to. I had to think of what works, what doesn’t, and how much spacing should be between everything. I had to think of what I am and am not willing to read on the internet. Ultimately, I ended up cutting a lot of what I originally thought that I would have in there. If you’re interested in seeing it, it is here. (I hope that works this time. It tends to not want to. The url is anneladyem.org/type.html if it is not working.)
Hey Anne, the link takes me back to this same page (Amanda’s blog was doing the same thing). Not sure what’s causing the bug, thought you should know.
Ugh, this keeps happening! The link is anneladyem.org/type.html if you’re still interested in looking at it.
I agree on the anxiety produced while choosing a font for the web. There are so many to choose from, but a great deal of them are not cross-browser compatible or cost $$$. Are you using typekit?
No, I use google fonts, which is probably not the best option, honestly. I’ve always used google fonts for my design projects, though.