Typography

Learn the basics of working with type and fonts for web design projects.
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3 Months / 14 Course Hrs
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Course code: T9794

For web designers, understanding typography is an important aspect of creating a great User Experience. If you work in the web design field, you need to understand typography and how to apply this technique to your UI/UX projects. This self-paced course is all about typography! You will learn the rules of typography and gain a highly marketable visual communication skill.

What you will learn

  • The purpose of typography
  • The difference between fonts and typefaces
  • The rules of typography and when how professionals break the rules
  • About Section 508 compliance considerations
  • How to make type flow
  • How to build a style guide for your project

How you will benefit

  • Expand your toolkit as a web designer
  • Transition from a graphic design role to web design

What you will learn

  • The purpose of typography
  • The difference between fonts and typefaces
  • The rules of typography and when how professionals break the rules
  • About Section 508 compliance considerations
  • How to make type flow
  • How to build a style guide for your project

How you will benefit

  • Expand your toolkit as a web designer
  • Transition from a graphic design role to web design

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 3 Months access
  • 14 course hours
  1. Anatomy
  2. Typeface vs. Font
  3. Rules for Typography
  4. Types of Typography
  5. Type Hierarchy
  6. Building an Efficient Style Guide

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: macOS 10.8 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

You have 3 month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons within the allotted access period.

Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.