Above the fold content is one of the most important parts of any website. And the typography used here needs to be perfect. 3D typography will potentially be more popular for brands and businesses throughout 2021. But how can this be achieved? Well, here at Pumpkin Web Design Manchester, we are Manchester’s leading web design and web marketing experts. We provide stunning web design solutions for companies and businesses across Manchester, and the North West, including Southport and Wigan. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the different options for effective 3D typography.
What is 3D typography?
3D typography is a style of font that can be perfect for headings and titles above the fold in web design. This typography will use strategic placement and colours and shadows to create a stunning effect that lifts the typography from the surface of the page and really provides depth to the overall design. In short, this type of typography should stand out from the surface of the page in a three dimensional way.
What are the different options for effective 3D typography?
There are a number of different options available when considering this type of typography for your website, or when creating your own 3D typography. These options include:
- Layering and shading
- 3D lettering
- Overlapping elements
Layering and shading for 3D typography
One of the most popular methods to create a digital 3D font that stands out from the page is to use layering. This involves layering the text so that each word has a shadow, or an edge, showing that the word is not flat and two dimensional, but instead stands out from the page. Layering the typgraphy and using shadowing can be an easy way of creating a 3D effect for any type or style of font, including calligraphy fonts, handwriting fonts and outline fonts that are often presumed to be more difficult.
3D lettering for 3D typography
Another option is to use lettering and font styles that have already been designed to be 3D, such as block lettering. This means that each letter has a 3D block style shape, that adds perspective and depth to any design. Most of these types of fonts tend to be sans serif, but serif fonts are available too.
Overlapping elements for 3D typography
Using overlapping elements can help to give your heading a 3D effect, as long as you use the right shadowing and highlighting to support the effect. This could include overlapping part of the design features or background elements, so that it looks like the heading is in front of the background, and behind it at certain points, which gives a strong depth to the design.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Pumpkin Web Design Manchester.