Styling Typography

  • Try out fonts faster

    By pinning the menu open Use the pin icon to keep the font menu open. This allows you to try our different fonts in quick succession, just by clickin...

    Jan 06, 2015 11:39AM UTC
  • The CSS editor

    How to add and update the CSS directly You can add, edit or delete any style declaration directly within the CSS editor. Click the Edit CSS button to...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:02PM UTC
  • The baseline grid

    Toggle the baseline grid on or off in the project menu. ​A simple visual guide to help you establish vertical rhythm

    Dec 10, 2014 11:05PM UTC
  • Play with text size

    Using the font-size CSS property, in ems, px or percent When you click into any element on your canvas, the style dialogue appears where you can cont...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:08PM UTC
  • Set line height

    When you click into any element on your canvas, the style dialogue appears where you can control line height. ​You can enter a value directly, or desi...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:11PM UTC
  • Set a text color

    Set text color on body, div or individual elements using the color CSS property Text color can be set on your entire canvas (body), or on individual ...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:13PM UTC
  • Choose a background color

    Background color can be set on your entire canvas, or on individual elements. A background color can be set on your entire canvas (body), on individu...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:16PM UTC
  • Align text to the left, center, right or justified

    Using the CSS property text-align Text alignment can be set on any block level element, like h1 or p. Click into the content to add or change a text-...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:21PM UTC
  • Text indent and exdent

    Text indent is used to set the indentation of the first line in a block level element, or extend if the value is negative. It is set within Text Effec...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:25PM UTC
  • Advanced properties

    The Advanced Properties dialogue is accessed through the styling options which appear just above any block of content you click into. ​ From here ...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:27PM UTC
  • Set all caps, sentence caps or small caps

    Using the CSS text-transform property You can control the capitalisation of text using the CSS text-transform property. Text can be transformed to al...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:28PM UTC
  • Bold and italic inline styles

    Wrap content in strong and em tags We will be adding spans to Typecast very soon, but in the mean time you can set faux bold and italic by selecting ...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:30PM UTC
  • Letter spacing

    Letter spacing can be set within Text Effects in the Advanced Properties dialogue, which is accessed through the styling options which appear just abo...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:32PM UTC
  • Text shadow

    You can add shadow to text using the CSS text-shadow property. It's values are set within Text Effects in the Advanced Properties dialogue. ​ You can...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:33PM UTC
  • Margin

    Margin can be applied to block level elements, like a paragraph or heading, to set the space around it. In Typecast, margin is shown in blue when you ...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:41PM UTC
  • Padding

    Padding can be applied to block level elements, like a paragraph or heading, to set the space between the content and the border around it. In Typecas...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:45PM UTC
  • Borders

    You can create some nifty styles using the CSS border properties. Click into a block level element to set borders on one or more sides of the element,...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:48PM UTC
  • Floats and clears

    Setting CSS float and clear properties Floats and clears can be used to create a more interesting and readable composition, like this example created...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:51PM UTC
  • Link, hover and visited styles

    Set styles for a, a:hover and a:visited Highlight text to bring up the inline menu, where you can apply inline mark up and set link styles. You ca...

    Dec 10, 2014 11:54PM UTC
  • OpenType fonts

    Icons appear where features are available. You can also add OTF declarations directly in the CSS.

    Oct 16, 2013 11:23AM UTC

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