Web Design is 95% Typography

22 Mar

I have a confession to make: I love typography. And having just read Web Design is 95% Typography, I think I love it just a little bit more:

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.

Macro-typography (overall text-structure) in contrast to micro typography (detailed aspects of type and spacing) covers many aspects of what we nowadays call “information design”.

Optimizing typography is optimizing readability, accessibility, usability(!), overall graphic balance.

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3 Responses to “Web Design is 95% Typography”

  1. Eamonn Maguire March 24, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    This is a timely piece then: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/03/24/how-to-choose-a-typeface/ :D

    • Antony Quinn March 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

      Nice one, thanks Eamonn.

  2. Francis Rowland March 25, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    Nice one.
    And since we’re on a typographical tangent, people might also like Font Night at the Design Museum: http://designmuseum.org/design-overtime

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