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  • 1. TEXTUG141 – Multimedia Design Johny Hizkia Siringo Ringo BIT (Multimedia Tech.), MIMS (Soft. Dev.) johny.hizkia@istb.ac.id johny.hizkia.ringo@gmail.com www.istb.ac.id
  • 2. Role of Text• The text element is very important in multimedia title as it conveys descriptive information.• In some cases, textual information are substitutes to audio.johny.hizkia@istb.ac.id www.istb.ac.id 2
  • 3. Text In History• Written text came into use about ~6000 years ago – Mesopotamia, Egypt, Sumeria, Babylonia• Initially text were written in symbolsjohny.hizkia@istb.ac.id www.istb.ac.id 3
  • 4. Terminology about Text• Typeface – A family of similar characters that may include many sizes and styles• Point: The font size is usually measured in point (1 point = 1/72 of an inch)• Leading: The space between line of text• Kerning: spaces between two characterjohny.hizkia@istb.ac.id www.istb.ac.id 4
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  • 8. Typeface• Serif – Serif type has extra stroke at certain points on letters – Serif fonts are considered to be more readable on printed page – Example: Times, New Century Schoolbook• Sans Serif – Sans serif type does not have those extra strokes – Sans serif fonts are usually more readable on computer – Example: Arial, Century Gothicjohny.hizkia@istb.ac.id www.istb.ac.id 8
  • 9. Font Face• Monospace – Every character occupies the same amount of space horizontally regardless of its shape• Propotional – The space each letter occupies depends on the width of the letter shapejohny.hizkia@istb.ac.id www.istb.ac.id 9
  • 10. Familiar Font Face• Arial Font Face• Times New Roman• Courier• Helvetica• Tahomajohny.hizkia@istb.ac.id www.istb.ac.id 10
  • 11. Guidelines for Text• Avoid huge amount of text• Use familiar fonts which can be supported by playback system• Use font size 10 – 14 (recommended)• Use serif and/or san serif• Color of the font should contrast with backgroundjohny.hizkia@istb.ac.id www.istb.ac.id 11
  • 12. Guidelines for Text• Consider the use of scrollbar• Consider the use of hyperlinks• Segment it into small fragmentsjohny.hizkia@istb.ac.id www.istb.ac.id 12
  • 13. Tools• Word Processor – MS Words, One Note, iWrite, …• Authoring Tools – Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, …johny.hizkia@istb.ac.id www.istb.ac.id 13