back Examples of text in multimedia


The text above shows how text can be used effectively in a webpage title. Can you see the two different fonts that are used, and two different colours and styles?

Text can be used in many ways in multimedia:


  • text in a website
  • text in films such as titles and credits
  • subtitles in a film or documentary provide a translation
  • text may be used in advertisements
  • text is used in text messaging
  • text in animation
  • text in podcasts
  • text in blogs
  • text in PowerPoint presentations
:Checklist for understanding text & multimedia next

After reading this section see if you can answer the following questions about text and multimedia:

  • What is typography?
  • Why should you use common fonts for the body of your text?
  • Why is it necessary to turn logos and headings with unusual fonts into a graphics file?
  • List three things that are important to consider when designing text for multimedia products.
  • Where are fonts kept on your computer?
  • What is the difference between a serif font and a sans serif font?


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