Typography for the web #3. Exercise #1: Create perfect CSS statements
You and the person sitting next to you have a friend, Donna, who has asked you two to help design a blog for her existing website. Donna feels a little in over her head, and all she knows is that the font needs to be Verdana—the same as the rest of her site—and that she’s worried no one will read her entire posts because she tends to write very long posts…especially not her father, who says he skims web content because he thinks the type is always too small.
Your task is to reassure Donna by filling out these CSS statements so they will beautifully render the typography for her blog’s main text block. (Assume it is just the text block, with no sidebar or other
divs.) How would you explain to Donna your decisions? Without knowing anything else about the rest of Donna’s website, what might you look for to make sure your blog typography fits with the site as a whole?*
/* The main text div */
/* The blog post's headline */
/* The text of the blog post itself */
font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;
*If you’re not comfortable enough with writing CSS from scratch, simply describe your thinking about what you would do with the main text block, heading, and paragraph text.