Friday Focus 11/20/09: You’re My Type
We love our fonts around these parts, so here’s another batch for this week’s Friday Focus featuring excellent typography, and nothing but.
Designs of the Week
Social Media Weekly
Design – Readability
“In the early years of a child’s reading development, the attainment of mechanical skills is gained initially with the aid of a finger to help left to right progression and accurate return sweeps from the end of one line on to the beginning of the next. By reminding ourselves of what were the perfunctory difficulties of childhood reading, we give ourselves an insight into the fundamental mechanics and principles of setting text.”
Programming – What Beautiful HTML looks like
For your desktop wallpaper?
Usability – Inexpensive Ways to Target Problem Areas
“In the past few years, technology has become available that has brought the cost and complexity of user testing down to a level where it is available for anyone. In addition, it allows designers to be exposed to users, in their native environment, not a sterile lab across town. You can run a test in only a week for less than a few hundred dollars.”