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Changing Font Attributes

Am a US based web designer... I would like to learn more about web design/graphic design Servies and anything related.... Here i am sharing with you, some of the web-related details.

The font tag has been deprecated in favor of cascading style sheets, so it is a good idea to get familiar with how to change the font color, size, and face with CSS. The one advantage is that working with CSS, Professional Web Design has much more control over the look of the font, including size in pixels and other aspects of typesetting. Font properties in CSS are one of the most common ways to make your page more distinctive and unique. It is easy to change the color, size, and even face (the font itself) of your text with CSS font properties.

There are three basic parts to a font: color: This is the color the font will display as on the screen, size:
This is how large or small the typeface will render on the screen. And face
this is the font family, what is often referred to as the actual font.

To change the color of the text, simply use the CSS color style property. You can use either color names or hexadecimal codes. As with all color on the Web, it is best to use browser safe colors.

When you set the font size on the Web you can set it in relative sizes or be very specific using pixels, centimeters or inches. However, the more exact font sizes are meant to be used for print and not for Web pages, where everyone who views your Web site might have a different resolution, monitor size, or default font setting. Thus, if you choose 15px as your standard size, you might be unpleasantly surprised to see how large or small your font renders to your customers.

I recommend you use ems. Ems allows your page to remain accessible no matter who is viewing it, and ems are meant for screen rendering. Leave your pixels and points for print rendering.

The face of your font is the actual font that is used. You can declare any font that you would like, but remember, if your reader doesn't have that font installed their browser will try to find a match for it, and their page will not look like you intended. To address this problem you can specify a list of face names, separated by commas, for the browser to use in order of preference. Keep in mind that a standard font on a PC (such as Arial) might not be standard on a Macintosh. So you should always view your pages with a minimally installed machine (and preferably on both platforms) to make sure that your page looks as designed even with minimal fonts. 

If you are an expert in this web design fields... and like to share the work details, please get me back soon.... Thank You

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