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Five Typography Tips

Folake Osibodu Team : Web Design Tags : Web Design

If you are familiar with this web design blog, you will notice a new name, mine.

I'm Folake, a photography student who hails from Chicago, Illinois in the United States (I'm very far from home, aren't I?):


I am currently living in Sydney studying at the University of New South Wales and was fortunate enough to land an internship here at Wiliam designing and what not. During my time here as an intern, I will be blogging about technology, design and such. 



Five Typography Tips

Typography (noun) — the work of setting and arranging types and of printing from them.

In design, font usage is extremely important. Throwing together a crazy amount of fonts makes for a very difficult product to understand. A design does not have to be ridiculously simplistic, but more is not always better. 

1. Do not overuse fonts — you want the user to be able to read without being dizzy

2. Watch the kerning — t h i s i s n o t h e l p f u l

3. Match the font to the product — if it is a serious product, you can get away with Times New Roman or some other serif, no Curlz MT please 

4. Hierarchy — more important text should be seen as important by making them bold or italicised 

5. If you’re stuck, you can never go wrong with Helvetica