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An interesting write up from the iA folks on Web Design is 95% Typography. 95% might be a little bit over stating, but the point is that typography itself plays an important role in web design.
95% of the information on the web is written language. It is only logical to say that a web designer should get good training in the main discipline of shaping written information, in other words: Typography.
The secret ingredient in making you web site looking extra delicious, highly lick-able or just right is typography. This however is an area I’ve been struggling.
It is not the case of what type of fonts you’re using but more about, the line hight, the spacing between you paragraph, justify or not to justify, whitespace and all that. Typography itself should be treated as the user interface.
The article just pointed out the obvious (at least it was to me). Since I’m not from a design background, I always look at other people’s CSS file and figure out or try to reason out on why they choose this margin, or that line hight. I also look at magazine to see how they lay their articles out. May be some of you typography guru out there has some tips to share?
So, if you are a web designer, seasoned or just starting out, and you haven’t really give much thought on this, may be it’s time you should.
(found via Ajaxian)
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