Fundamentals of Typography

Are you interested in becoming a better designer? The first step is expanding your knowledge of one of the most fundamental elements of web design: typography.

A strong grasp of typography is an essential skill for a web designer because 95% of the information on the web is written language.

While mastering typography can take a lifetime, this class will provide techniques and guidelines to help you create beautiful, readable typography.

In this one-night workshop, you'll get an overview of web typography with a focus on:

• Understanding typography fundamentals for improved readability

Evaluating and choosing typefaces that convey the tone of our content appropriately

Typographic planning: how to select appropriate typefaces for a project? What's the best place to start? How can we pair typefaces?

• What's a type system and how is it created?

Working with web fonts, taking consideration how to select web fonts for various devices (desktop, mobile, tablet) and browsers

The class will include half-lecture and half hands-on exercises where you will apply some of the lessons learned.

Previous design experience is not needed. A laptop is required to take this class.

About the teacher:

Yesenia Perez-Cruz is a multidisciplinary designer that has spent the last three years creating beautiful, functional design systems at Happy Cog. She received a BS in Graphic Design at Drexel University. She has spoken about design at AIGA Philadelphia and SXSW Interactive. You can follow her on Twitter for more!

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  • Pamela

    Does anyone have a link to the slides from class?

    April 21, 2013

  • Olivia R.

    Great class last night, thank you!

    March 27, 2013

  • Andria B.

    As always. Another great course offered by gdi

    March 27, 2013

  • maria b.

    I'm on the wait list. Are there any spots open tonight?

    March 26, 2013

    • Yasmine M.

      Maria - someone else just offered up their spot (see above). Come on by and feel free to contact him directly for payment. We start in 35 mins.

      March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Refunds are not offered...no problem... but can Marla Bodkin go in my place? I must work.

    March 26, 2013

    • Yasmine M.

      That's fine. Nice of you to offer!

      March 26, 2013

  • Leslie B.

    I just realized this date is the 2nd night of Passover.

    March 21, 2013

  • Melissa

    Sounds like fun!

    March 18, 2013

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