In a previous article titled Line Lengths & Measures I discussed the importance of achieving an ideal measure (line length) for your content, I also explained how to achieve this. The article you are now reading serves as an expansion on Line Lengths & Measures, so if you haven’t read it yet, take a look now before reading on.Continue reading
lig.a.ture – The act of tying or binding.
Since the creation of moveable type ligatures have taken on a more technical definition which is when two or more letters are cast together to create one sort (or glyph), this is considered a ligature even though the letters may not necessarily be connected as one letterform, but they still occupy a single glyph, which can be difficult to distinguish by eye.Continue reading
To many people the selection of font weights and styles is simply an aesthetic choice, intended to serve the contents needs, but in actuality there are rules and guidelines to follow that determine which weights and styles should and can be used together.Continue reading
When designing how content should be displayed one of the key factors to consider is line length. If it’s too short the eyes can become tired from constantly moving to the next line, if it’s too long the reader can get lost in the middle of a sentence and it also becomes difficult to find the next line.Continue reading