Self Initiated Project – Typography

In todays lecture Sally talked about Typography and the different ways we can use type fonts for websites and print articles.

They are 3 different type fonts and these are:

Serif –


A small decorative line added as embellishment to the basic form of a character. Typefaces are often described as being serif or sans serif (without serifs). The most common serif typeface is Times Roman. A common sans serif typeface is Helvetica.

Sanserif –


A category of typefaces that do not use serifs, small lines at the ends of characters. Popular sans serif fonts include Helvetica, Avant Garde, Arial, and Geneva. Serif fonts include Times Roman, Courier, New Century Schoolbook, and Palatino.

According to most studies, sans serif fonts are more difficult to read. For this reason, they are used most often for short text components such as headlines or captions.

Script –

In typography, script fonts or type mimic historical or modern handwriting styles that look as if written with different styles of writing instruments from calligraphy pens to ballpoint pens. Typical characteristics of script type are: connected or nearly connected flowing letterforms and slanted, rounded characters.

Words becomes Sentences

Sentences becomes Paragraphs

Paragraphs becomes Grouping

Grouping becomes Sections

Sections becomes Documents

Documents becomes Pages