I am taking the CSS course. As I was on the chapter CSS Visual rules I came across the following statement:
Font refers to the technical term typeface, or font family .
As a Graphic designer my understanding is that a font refers to a specific point size in a specific typeface. Technically speaking typeface refers to the the font-family and not a “font”. For example: Helvetica would be the “typeface” whereas 16pt Helvetica Bold would be deemed as a “font”.
At least this is what I have picked up from design books like Elements of Typographic Style, Grid Systems, etc. Here is an article by Fast Company talking about the same difference. Typographic history suggests this difference. As much as I respect the terminology in web technologies. But I guess this is where my mind starts to conflict as a designer aspiring to learn development.
Would love to understand how should we best balance this conflict?