Typography Concepts for the Screen

A course by Gemma Busquets , Designer

Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined January 2013

Learn to work and choose the perfect typography for any digital project

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (135)
  • 2239 students

Learn to work and choose the perfect typography for any digital project

A course by Gemma Busquets

From the user's reading habits to the devices, browsers, and operating systems... To choose a font for digital content, many factors must be taken into account that determine whether the texts are legible and look good on screens. Gemma Busquets—graphic designer, art director, and teacher—is a specialist in the area, with more than 10 years of experience collaborating for clients such as Dell, San Miguel, Huffington Post, Coca-Cola, Nike, Peugeot, and Puig, and sharing her knowledge teaching in the Master's of Infographics and Data Visualization of the BAU in Barcelona.

In this online course, Gemma teaches you the necessary knowledge to work with typography to visualize it perfectly on screens. By the end of the course, you'll be able to improve the text of your website, blog, portfolio, digital magazine, or eBook, so that it better conveys the message, is readable, and has a clear structure.

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What will you learn in this online course?

23 lessons & 17 downloads

Final project
1 minute, 1 second
A little history
5 minutes, 33 seconds
How do we read on screen
5 minutes, 4 seconds
Devices, screens and formats
7 minutes, 29 seconds
Microtype and macrography
2 minutes, 34 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (135)
  • 2239 students
  • 23 lessons (2h 23m)
  • 17 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design a digital magazine for the web step by step.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who needs guidance on how to work with typography successfully in digital environments.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is needed. Regarding the materials, you need a computer with a design program such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator. If you have Sketch, Figma, or Adobe XD, even better.


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2239 Students
135 Reviews
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Gemma Busquets

A course by Gemma Busquets

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Gemma Busquets is a freelance graphic designer and art director in Barcelona, Spain, with more than 10 years of experience. Throughout her professional career, she has had the opportunity to collaborate with major brands such as Dell, Novartis, San Miguel, HuffPost, Coca-Cola, Nike, Rosetta Stone, Peugeot, InfoJobs, and Puig, among others. She has also been a juror at the ADG Laus Awards for Graphic Design and Visual Communication, specifically evaluating projects in the digital category.

Currently, she combines her work with teaching at the BAU, Barcelona University Design Center, Spain, as art director of the final projects in the Postgraduate Program in Digital Editions and professor in the Master's in Infographics and Data Visualization, which she also directs and coordinates.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • Final project
  • U2

    Considerations

    • A little history
    • The importance of typography in digital formats
    • How do we read on screen
    • Devices, screens and formats
    • Microtype and macrography
    • Hinting and anti-aliasing
    • Orthotography
  • U3

    Typographic choice

    • Previous thoughts
    • Where to find screen fonts?
    • Characteristics of some typefaces to avoid
    • Typography for body text and headlines
    • Interactive elements
  • U4

    Composition

    • Typography Size
    • Line spacing and vertical rhythm
    • Reticle
    • Text column
    • Hierarchy
    • Blank space
  • U5

    Details and final checks

    • Test the typography
    • Final check
  • FP

    Final project

    • Typography Concepts for the Screen

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Typography Concepts for the Screen. Calligraphy, and Typography course by Gemma Busquets

Typography Concepts for the Screen

A course by Gemma Busquets
Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined January 2013
  • 100% positive reviews (135)
  • 2239 students