TEXTUG141 – Multimedia Design                 Johny Hizkia Siringo Ringo           BIT (Multimedia Tech.), MIMS (Soft. Dev...
Role of Text• The text element is very important in  multimedia title as it conveys descriptive  information.• In some cas...
Text In History• Written text came into use about ~6000 years  ago      – Mesopotamia, Egypt, Sumeria, Babylonia• Initiall...
Terminology about Text• Typeface      – A family of similar characters that may include        many sizes and styles• Poin...
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Typeface• Serif      – Serif type has extra stroke at certain points on letters      – Serif fonts are considered to be mo...
Font Face• Monospace      – Every character occupies the same amount of        space horizontally regardless of its shape•...
Familiar Font Face• Arial Font Face• Times New Roman• Courier• Helvetica• Tahomajohny.hizkia@istb.ac.id         www.istb.a...
Guidelines for Text• Avoid huge amount of text• Use familiar fonts which can be supported by  playback system• Use font si...
Guidelines for Text• Consider the use of scrollbar• Consider the use of hyperlinks• Segment it into small fragmentsjohny.h...
Tools• Word Processor      – MS Words, One Note, iWrite, …• Authoring Tools      – Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, …johny.h...
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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 10. Familiar Font Face• Arial Font Face• Times New Roman• Courier• Helvetica• Tahomajohny.hizkia@istb.ac.id www.istb.ac.id 10
  11. 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. 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. 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

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