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Consider the Use Case0:55 with Hope Armstrong
When choosing a typeface, consider the use case. Not all typefaces are perfect for every situation.
Good typography starts with choosing a good typeface.
No matter how nice graphical elements look on a page,
a choice of a bad typeface can quickly ruin it.
When entering into the process of choosing a typeface, first ask yourself,
where will it appear?
Well on the web, but we're on the web?
What's the context, or will be in a navigation, or
in the paragraphs, or in the headlines, or all of those?
Answers to these questions will determine if you're looking for
a text typeface that is engineered for small sizes to a variety of settings, or
a display typeface which tends to be more flashy, and works well at larger sizes.
These two descriptors deal with the size and function for
which a typeface is intended.
And the next two videos will look at how to choose a text typeface and
a display typeface.
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