What's the deal with typography


Post for February 7, 2006

What’s the deal with typography? one may ask. It’s all just words on a page, or screen. Does it even matter? Here are some thoughts as I read through the class readings.

From A List Apart (nice site change, by the way):
Particularly in a medium that invites a thousand distractions, anything that we as web developers can do to maintain the reader’s focus and keep her eyes moving smoothly over our text can only benefit our content.

That’s a good point. Some web sites are tooooooo busy. Anything to focus the reader’s eyes on that which is most important.

This NY Times article didn’t seem to have too much on the corrolation of links and footnotes. It was more of “footnotes are out because of links… here’s a history about links and why links are important.”

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