Flashcards in IT152_Lecture_07_Text_2013a Deck (56):
All web content used to be...?
disseminated with text.
Graphics and other media elements have been added, yet text remains...?
primary vehicle for communicating content.
The effective use of a text is dependent upon...?
typography and typefaces used.
Type design, it is the typeface used and the way the type is arranged to communicate an idea.
Set of characters, usually made up of alphabet letters, numerals, symbols, that all follow the same rules within the set.
set of characters within a typeface that has specific characteristics associated with it
Fonts belong to a...?
font family such as Times New Roman.
variations on the font face.
Text should be...?
easy to read and visually pleasing.
When content is mostly text, typography takes on...?
Users may not have fonts specified in XTHML documents, so Web pages may not...?
resemble original design.
Different fonts, when used properly can...?
- help focus attention on certain text on the screen
- Enhance readability
- Set a tone (serious, light-hearted)
- Project an image (progressive, conservative)
Default fonts are ones that...?
come preinstalled with each OS
Many font designers sell or offer...?
royalty free fonts via the Web.
If you use a font that is not on a user's computer, the user's OS will...?
substitute a default font when the Web page is viewed.
Better to use common fonts for a standard Web-based text.
- Serif, Sans Serif, Decorative
- Monospaced vs. Proportional
- Line Length
Fonts are classified as...?
serif, sans serif, or decorative.
Serif fonts have...?
feet or short lines at the end of the strokes of the letter.
Sans means "without", so a sans serif font is one ...?
without serifs or without feet.
A decorative font may have a combination of ....?
serif and sans serif fonts, or it may be one that cannot be categorized either way.
Sans serif fonts most often used for...?
headings, titles, callouts.
Serif fonts are used for...?.
long or dense bodies of texts.
each character takes up the exact same amount of horizontal space.
each character takes up a varying amount of horizontal space.
Font styles include...?
italic, bold, and underline.
Italicized fonts do not...?
generally read well on screen.
An underlined word or phrase usually indicates...?
Unless the text is a hyperlink, avoid...?
the use of underline.
Fonts often measured in...?
Choosing the proper point size depends on ...?
how the font is to be used, that is, as a title, body text, subhead or decorative.
Ten and 12 points are common point sizes for...?
type displayed on a Web page.
used to specify the amount of space between characters.
Amount of space between lines of text.
Cascading style sheets (CSS)...?
Used to control kerning and leading in an entire Web site.
emphasis, a visual disturbance.
Colour applied to text contributes to...?
overall mood and tone of the page.
The six-digit hexadecimal value is used to...?
reference colour on a Web page (this is blue: hex 0033CC)
Typography used to ...?
create patterns of organization the page.
Text can be...?
- Left aligned
- Right aligned
- Center aligned
Long lines of text are...?
hard to read.
Columns of text are ...?
often more readable then long lines of text.
recommended that designers allow for approx...?
30 to 40 characters per line.
CSS, similar to a style used in a word processing program in that it defines...?
the appearance of the text on a Web page.
Four different types of CSS...?
inserted into the body of HTML.
Disadvantage of inline styles...?
they have to be added to each tag you want to modify.
With embedded or internal style, all of the style information appears in the...?
of the XHTML document.
Linked styles are more powerful than...?
inline or embedded styles.
Linked styles direct multiple XHTML files to ...?
one common style sheet document.
Imported styles allow you to use one style sheet that you can override using...?
inline, embedded, and linked styles.
When multiple styles are used, the order of importance is as follows....?
1. Inline styles
2. Embedded styles
3. Linked Styles
4. Imported styles
5. Default browser styles
Each style overrides the next style.
Show an animation or use narration rather than...?
text to present the idea.
A hyperlink allows users to select...?
a button, word, or graphic that "jumps" or connects to another Web page where more information is available.
Drop-down boxes with scroll bars and list arrow, will display...?
more text when clicked by the user.
One way to ensure that text will be displayed in a specific format is to...?
change the text into an image.
(This is helpful when logos, headings, and titles need specific fonts)