And if you understand and have access to all the fonts in the world all the techniques of letterforms and typeface classification, you will have a hard time selecting the right fonts. This is because fonts are built on creative and emotional license as much as they are. Technical problems. So, where are we starting?
On websites we have a browser window. Is the design supposed to fill in the browser window or should the width be set? This is one decision that web designers have been plagued by for hundreds, if not thousands of years — back in the days when we used tables for content on the web page.
Much of what we’ve been thinking about so far has been design philosophy. Theory is useful, but it can only carry us so far to explain why these ideas and others work in the creation of a website. Examples and procedures are far more important. Many professional graphic design programs have a curriculum that is strong in art history and decorative art. These courses offer a strong basis for learning graphic design from an art viewpoint, but they do little to train you for the unique problems you encounter as you take your projects to the Internet.