Do you consider yourself to be a software craftsman? Do you find yourself frequently writing html? Would you feel comfortable giving a talk on...more.
When choosing typefaces, we need to be cautious. As typographers, we are responsible to our readers and to our texts, so it’s imperative that...more.
Readability relates to those important typographic factors that are not rooted solely in the DNA of letterforms. In this realm, the typographer rejoices. For...more.
When we judge the usability, or clarity, of a text passage, we usually do so according to two different criteria: legibility and readability....more.
You might be wondering why you’d bother to gain an understanding type: what purpose does it serve? What’s the point? Set it and forget...more.
Let's first take a moment to talk briefly about what typography is not about. To be clear: it‘s not just about choosing pretty typefaces....more.
I recently gave a talk about web typography titled “On Web Typography: Choosing (and Using) Fonts on Screen,” at Chicago’s first annual Tech Week...more.
On day 4 of Type Camp California, our final full day, we devoted the majority of our time to another hand-lettering project. This time,...more.
On Day two of Type Camp California we were given a short “homework” assignment: write a six word autobiography containing your name, at least...more.
After having a day and half to gel as a group and get fully immersed in the esoteric and challenging world of type, we...more.
While I've been fortunate enough to attend a few great conferences during my career, I've always left wishing for a little more. Having grown...more.
Forms. Does anybody like filling them out? They can be annoying, maddening, time-consuming and sometimes, yes, even
soul-crushing. Yet, everywhere we look on the...more.
Last week, we took a closer look at some simple “under the hood” changes you can make to your forms to improve their usability...more.
A few weeks ago, my co-workers asked me to demonstrate how to convert a form built using HTML table elements...more.
Inspiration is perishable. And, unfortunately, it often strikes when I least expect it—when I don’t have a pen or pencil handy, or a piece...more.
Recently, I’ve been doing a fair amount of blogging about topics related to web design, so I thought it was time for a little...more.
“…there is a huge likelihood that the systems will evolve from lower to higher entropy, which is a rough statement of the second law...more.
In a web saturated with numerous opinion blogs, gallery showcases, tutorial sites and technical references, where should an aspiring web developer go to seek...more.
I am a trained sculptor and have always been comfortable being creative within the constraints of the three-dimensional realm. Ironically, I now find myself...more.