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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Are you my type?


Clark’s Guide to
Readable Typography for Blogs
(Or anything, for that matter)

1.         Serif—Easiest to read
2.         Sans Serif—harder to read the     smaller it is or the more of it there is
3.           Most body type should be about 12 point in size
4.           Script is hard to read
5.           Italic is hard to read
6.         Only center type
          On Invitations,
            Or Titles, not
            On most  material
7.  ALL CAPS IS HARD TO READ
8.                  REVERSE TYPE 
        should be at a
9.  Minimum
10.             Screens can make type hard to read
Especially over sans serif
Or heavy and colored screens
11.               Weak colors disappear
12.               Colored type isn’t as effective
As black type, or dark type on a light background
13.      Don’t  Mix Lots of Type Faces
14.            Stick with a few
                  that are compatible

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