Serif fonts are one of the most popular typefaces for web designs. They have been a part of our culture. Since the early days of printing and has stood the test of time. You can use them on many websites, including this one. But if you’re not sure how to use them, here’s everything you need to know:
Importing an external font file
Importing a font file is easy, but you need to know your font type. If it’s a TTF TrueType Font or OTF OpenType Font, you can use it in your web design project by uploading or linking to the file from your site’s server. You might already have access to some great fonts that you can use for your projects.
Declaring the font-face rule
The font-face rule is a CSS rule that embeds a font file into your website. You can use it for any HTML elements, such as the body, td, th, and other HTML elements. The syntax of the font-face rule is as follows:
font-family: “Font Name”;
src: url(“path/to/font/file”); } The src attribute specifies where your font files are located and what they’re called. In this example, you’ve named your typefaces “Font Name” with no spaces between words or capital letters afterward that begin sentences.
Specifying fallback fonts and font styles
If your users haven’t installed the font you specified, they’ll receive a fallback font instead. A typical fallback would be Helvetica or Arial. You can also specify font style and font weight should those be necessary for any reason.
To do this, you would use the following code:
font-family:”Open Sans”, “Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif”;
fallback font-family:”Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif”;
Using font families and generic fonts
Font families are a group of fonts with different styles. You can use them to create a consistent look across your website and make it easier for users to read the content. Some font families include serif, sans-serif, monospace and cursive.
Defining a weight, style, and stretch for a font family
The font-style, font-weight, and font-stretch properties are CSS properties that you can use to define a font family’s weight, style, and stretch. These three values help you create different variations of the same typeface.
You should be careful when using these properties because you might create something that doesn’t look good. When setting these values, keep in mind that each one impacts your website in different ways.
Setting the spacing between characters of a text.
To set the spacing between characters, use the ‘line-height’ property. The line height value is specified in a unit of measurement such as px or em. You can also specify that you want to reduce or increase the spacing by specifying a negative or positive value.
Setting the underline and emphasis decoration.
You can underline text to make it stand out or add emphasis decoration, the same as an underline to draw attention to a word or phrase. The use of emphasis is somewhat controversial in web design circles. Some designers feel it’s okay to use emphasis sparingly, while others are against the idea of using any. Knowing when and how much will work best for your site is key.
Setting a text shadow for decorative purposes.
A text-shadow is a subtle effect that adds depth and dimension to your text. It’s meant to suggest that the text is behind something, such as a wall or box. The shadow will appear on top of any other elements in the design.
I hope you now understand how to use serif fonts in your web design projects better. You can use this font successfully in your web design.