When bad design happens to good content

A quick, short read on good practise for styling text:

And something more recent from Smashing that uses more big words:

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Text tricks for when you cbf with design

The title is sort of misleading.

Making a site look good with just text is a form of design. And there are simple enough guidelines out there that we can easily take ‘programmer design’ to the next level.

http://ilovetypography.com/2008/02/28/a-guide-to-web-typography/

Tl;dr:

  • Maintain strong colour contrast that’s easy on the eyes
  • Consider text size for readability
  • Use text size, alignment, colour and style to show content hierarchy
  • Include whitespace and negative space to draw attention to your text