Learn How Fonts And Web Typography Work In HTML: A Beginner’s Guide

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The web is a place where ideas are shared. Sometimes these ideas are visual or auditory and conveyed using pictures, videos, or audio. However, more often than not, content on the web takes the form of written text. This means that the design of the visual presentation of text on the web – web typography – is central to the success of virtually every website. In this tutorial, we're going to take a detailed look at two distinct but related topics:

  1. Fonts: Selecting fonts and techniques for adding them to a website.
  2. Web Typography: The techniques and strategies used to style and arrange text on a web page.

The first topic deals with the technical aspects of importing fonts into a website's files so that visitors who visit the website have access to the fonts you want them to see. The second topic deals with the art and technique of using CSS to style fonts for maximum readability and design impact. However, before we dive into the technical implementation details, it's important to have a font and typography strategy in mind.

  • 4 Part 2: Web Typography
  • 4.1 HTML and Text
  • 4.2 Text-Grouping Elements
  • 4.3 Adding Text-Level Semantics
  • 4.4 CSS and Text
  • 4.5 Styling Text
  • 4.6 Initial & Inherit
  • 4.7 Adjusting Text Layout and Flow
  • 4.8 Styling Lists
  • 5 Next Steps
  • 6 Related Elements