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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  • Kathy

    Sorry I had to miss this due to the flu.

    February 5, 2014

  • Renee D.

    Had to give up my spot due to illness :-( Hope this will be offered again sometime. I was really looking forward to it.

    February 4, 2014

    • Yasmine M.

      Sorry to hear that, Renee. I hope you feel better ASAP! It'll be offered again. Once you see it up - email me and we'll make sure to get you in to make up the class.

      1 · February 4, 2014

    • Renee D.

      I definitely will. Thank you!

      February 4, 2014

  • Sarah Z.

    I receive emails that there is slot...than sign in and there is no slot. Can you please let me know if the event is happening (weather) and if I can attend. Thank you.

    February 3, 2014

    • Yasmine M.

      Hi Sarah - I understand it would be more convenient. Unfortunately, Meetup doesn't provide us with that capability. Glad you got a spot - we'll see you there!

      February 3, 2014

    • Sarah Z.

      Silly Meet UP! Thank you!

      February 4, 2014

  • ali

    Look forward to attending

    February 3, 2014

  • Heather T.

    So so so wish this was on a Mon, Wed or Sat. Envious of all who can attend!

    January 15, 2014

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