Video Course

Building a Type System

by Yesenia Perez-Cruz

Happy Cog Senior Designer Yesenia Perez-Cruz shares her best practices for creating a type system for your website design. Read the full description


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What's in this Course?

This course is part of the The Happy Cog Way series. Buy the complete series for one low price.

Course Goal: Learn the basics of choosing good typefaces for web use, how to pair typefaces, and how to use a type scale to build a type system.

With Yesenia’s expert guidance, you will learn how to choose quality typefaces that convey the mood of your content, how to set type for the web, and, ultimately, create a type system.

Here’s what is covered:

  • Basics of what typography is and why it is important
  • How to choose typefaces
  • How to pair typefaces
  • How to create a type scale

Along the way you’ll follow along as Yesenia builds a type system for the (maybe fictional) Taco Mania blog.


What is the difficulty level?


This is a beginner level course on choosing and pairing typefaces, and building a type system for the web.

How long is the course?

The course is 45 minutes of typographical adventure. Grab a beverage and get ready to learn!

What if I need to use them with my co-workers?

There is a Team Pack available, which allows you to share the course with up to 5 people in your company or the Company license, which allows you to share the videos with up to 25 people. You can choose the proper license when you add the video series to your cart.

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