Testing a new font
I think everyone knows what a font is ; it’s the style of your text on the screen or page. It’s fun to play around with different fonts and find the one that you like best. Believe it or not , this usually says something about your personality and can often help to convey your message to the reader.
Jason CranfordTeague shares some great advice for educators and bloggers alike in his “Design101 … 5 Simple Typography Tips” from edutopia.org.
Feeling inspired, I decided to play around with fonts in the visual editor on our blog. We have lots to choose from in MSWord, here on our blog and tons more can be downloaded online. I also played with color :p…..
But don’t get too carried away. You’ve got to be careful. If your font is too small or “too out there” it can be difficult to read and cause your reader to go elsewhere, then – well – your message is lost!
The first assignment:
This week in class we all took a look at our class blog and you were able to view the what is a blog video. If you had any questions, hopefully we covered it in class. Your task for homework: Post TWO comments– as outlined below.
- Comment on the previous post, (the one with the video, follow the link) Explain what you learned in class about blogs, blogging,or general overall thoughts on the subject.
- Search the internet and find at least 1 article about blogs, blogging, writing posts &/or commenting on posts.
- Summarize the article in a comment on this post. Please include the link( url) to the article in your comment. (If it’s really great we can share it with the class!) To hyperlink your Article, in a comment – you will need to use a little HTML to accomplish it. it is lots easier to link in a post- but for now we get to do it the hard way. It’s not really……first step is to copy the URL of your article, then paste it into the comment section. Next write your comment and when your done create the link to the article by adding an HTML tag as indicated in the illustration below.
Pay close attention to this illustration! It’s code so if you mess up just one little thing…it won’t work!
AND ( most importantly) Have fun! oh- and feel free to play around with the font , you know – just to find your voice…..if you’d like!