InDesign Character/Paragraph Styles and HTML/CSS

I was talking with my Typography II class about setting up Character and Paragraph Styles in InDesign, and I got a question about why a designer would want to take the time to define a Character or Paragraph style. “Wouldn’t it just be quicker just to select the text and change it,” they asked? I considered the student’s comment for a minute and then opened TextEdit to give my reply. Paragraph
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How Typography is Like Chocolate

I’m teaching Typography II this semester and one of my goals is to provide my students a certain typographic sensitivity. The text I’m using is Robert Bringhurst’s excellent book, The Elements of Typographic Style. On the first day of class I asked my students to read the introduction to Bringhurst’s book and create a typographic response to their reading. This morning I welcomed my Typography
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