Monday, March 2, 2015

Design-graphic design. Read and respond. Due Monday

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Please read the links above and answer the following questions:

What is kerning?
What is the difference between serif and San serif fonts?
What is point size?
What is a baseline and why is it important?


  1. Kerning is the reduction of spacing between letters. The difference between serif and San serif is that serif has lines at the end of their letters, San serif does not. Point size is the size of the font (1/72"). Baseline is the unseen line that the characters sit on and is consistent in a typeface. (Jill S.)

  2. When referring to text, kerning is the act of reducing the space between characters. Kerning is a form of tracking, which is used to adjust the spacing between characters in a text evenly and consistently. Point size also effects the way text is seen. A point is a unit of measurement used to measure the size of a font. When point size is adjusted, it affects not only the text size, but also the size of the entire text block. A baseline is the invisible line on which all the characters will sit in a text. Baselines are consistent within a typeface though they may vary between different typefaces. The baseline is an important feature because it adds a consistency to text, making it more appealing to the eye and easier to read. There are two different types of fonts: serif and sans serif. Serif fonts are characterized by their lines that exist at the ends of a character. These lines make a text easier to read because they act as a guide to the reader's eye. For this reason, serif fonts are used in large blocks of text, such as books. On the other hand, sans serif, meaning "without serif," are fonts that do not have lines at the ends of character strokes. Sans serif fonts are best used for large printed text, such as headlines. Though it is not used often in books, it is commonly used on websites due to the fact that it is easier to read on screens than serif fonts.

  3. Kerning is reducing the space between letters. Serif has small lines at the ends of lines in a character. San serif doesn't have these lines that serifs have. Point size is the measure of a font and is 1/72 of an inch. Baseline is the unseen line that the character sits on. It's important because it keeps the letters in a typeface aligned and is consistent within a typeface.

  4. Kerning is the spacing between letters in words to make a more aesthetically pleasing look. The difference between serif and San serif fonts is that serifs are fonts that incorporate a small mark or stroke on letters while San serifs do not have these marks. Point size is the method used to measure a size of a font. Baseline is the invisible line in which letters sit on. It is important because it not only guides the letters but also makes it possible to distinguish letters because of the correct position.

  5. Kerning- reduction of space between letters
    Serif fonts have lines on the ends of characters, sans serif fonts do not.
    A point size is how big or small characters are, 1 point is 1/72 of an inch.
    A baseline is the bottom line of all characters in a particular font, making sure they all line up evenly and look clean.

  6. kleming is the space inbetween words
    serif fonts have little lines at various spots, wheras the other is strait
    point size determines the size of the font
    baseline is the line that the writing is on, kindof like writing on lined paper. it is important because it keeps the font organised

  7. Kerning is the space between characters. Serif is small lines at the end of various strokes of a character, used for large blocks of text. San serif is used more for magazine titles and websites because it is easier to read on a screen. Point size, one point equals 1/72 of an inch. The position of the character in block and how much of the block the character fills. The baseline is the invisble line the characters sit on.