Understanding Type Size

Is a font’s point size derived from its descender-to-capital-height or its descender-to-ascender? And, why is this so confusing to nearly everyone who works with type? The truth is, neither of those answers are exactly correct.

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TypographyKevin Woodland
Course Page Redesign

In an effort to highlight my course material I’ve decided to make a couple changes to the way my site looks and functions. The most noticeable change is the removal of the blue text, which visually separated my course content from my portfolio content. Additionally, the layout of my “Courses” page has changed, using less real estate at the top where the individual course pages are featured and prominently featuring a handful of recent posts from my “Class Blog.”

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AnnouncementKevin Woodland
Form Over Function

David Carson’s most famous quote: “Don’t mistake legibility for communication.” Carson pushes the plus sign to take the place of the letter ’t’ in this piece, but he also uses it to create a pattern in the design, blurring the text and background pattern together. He communicates with more than the words, but uses form to get his idea across, while sacrificing some legibility.

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