1st Edition

Browsers, Devices, and Fonts A Designer's Guide to Fonts and How They Function on the Web

By Gary Rozanc Copyright 2019
    210 Pages
    by Chapman & Hall

    204 Pages
    by Chapman & Hall

    Part technical and part theoretical, this practical guide to web typography helps designers understand how the typographic choices they make in layout and prototyping programs behave once they are turned into live code. Through a series of demos, this book teaches designers how to create typographic specific webpages by learning just enough HTML and CSS to be able to view the pages in different browsers, devices, and operating systems. With live webpages to evaluate, designers will learn how to test those pages for supported features and performance, ensuring font choices look as good in the browser as it does in their layout program, delivering a speedy experience to the users.


    Key Features

  • Demonstrates the minimal amount of HTML and CSS necessary to be able to create webpages to see typographic choices in the browser.
  • Discusses responsive design and how to evaluate and test those choices for performance and usability prior to front-end development.
  • Demonstrates how to review your own typographic, image, and layout choices in the browser through a series of demos in the book.
  • Chapter 01 Introduction

    Chapter 02 How the Web Works

    Chapter 03 Setting Up Your Toolbox

    Chapter 04 Typography

    Chapter 05 Finding Breakpoints for Text & Images

    Chapter 06 Style Guides for Everyone


    Gary Rozanc is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the education director for AIGA Baltimore. Gary’s research has focused on discovering the best practices for teaching interactive and user experience design, specifically finding the ideal balance of visual design, user experience, and frontend development skills for the emerging interactive designer. Gary’s bi-weekly podcast series Design Edu Today, nationally recognized by the AIGA Design Educators Community and Design Incubation, helped contribute to discovering the ideal balance between design disciplines that he brings back to the classroom.