Accessible Web Typography - an introduction for web designers
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A book by Jim Byrne
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Section One: Making good font choices
- Section One: Increase accessibility by making good font choices
- Why would you want to control the text on a Web page?
- Issues that can make it difficult for you to control how your text looks to the user
- The difference between screen fonts and printer fonts
- Readable on-screen fonts
- Web fonts in practice
- Why not use images instead?
- Is it a good idea to use embedded fonts?
- What is the best font to use for accessibility?
- Summary of section one
Section Two: Text size
- Section Two: Accessible web text - sizing up the issues
- How do we get out of the way of the user?
- Are you sure the unit of measurement used is that important?
- Why can't I use points to set text size?
- Controlling text size with relative units
- Using Cascading Style Sheets
- Em units in practice
- Alternative relative units - relative keywords
- Should you use X-height?
- Using absolute size keywords
- Why not use pixels?
- What relative unit is best?
- Problems with the use of CSS relative units
- What about using BIG and SMALL tags?
- Setting the size of text with the Font tag
- Say goodbye to pixel perfect layouts, and embrace flexible design principles
Section Three: Usability
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