Monday, 4 January 2016

OUGD504 - Brief 04 - Type Consideration

For this brief, it was important to consider the type choices and if they would be suitable to translate to web. Working with screen based media comes naturally to me, but this was a consideration that I didn't consciously think about until quite late on in the design process. So I checked whether to fonts I employed were 'websafe'.

The two type faces used throughout my website are Bebas Neue and DIN. Bebas Neue is a webfont and DIN is available as a webfont as FF DIN. I looked online for some brief information regarding webfonts. 

A desktop font is designed to be installed on your computer for use with applications such as Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop. Desktop fonts often have special OpenType features that give the user flexibility in designing with them. Importantly, a webfont is a specially tuned font for use on websites using the CSS @font-face declaration. The majority of webfonts have no OpenType features and often have extraneous glyphs removed.  A webfont comes in four flavors. A TrueType file, a WOFF file, an EOT file and an SVG file. Each one is designed to target different browsers. You need all four when using webfonts to build a website.

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