Web Typography

CSS reads:

font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif:

This is called a CSS, Cascading Style Sheet.
instructions to the web browser.

IF a, then b. If not-a, then c.

Firefox! Search computer on which you find yourself.

If computer has Arial, draw page in Arial.
If no arial, search for helvetica. If you find
helvetica,user is probably on a Mac,
draw page in helvetica.

On the web, font sizes are relative, and
measured in ems.

Teeny-tiny footnote type


Fonts come in 3 types:
  • serif
  • sans-serif
  • monospace

Courier is the popular monospace font used for code view in Dreamweaver.












Cascading style sheets



An interesting concept: 1.0 em means whatever is normal for the viewer, at whatever level of type zoom they are using.