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The Creative Process: Doodles are the Key to Success

I had a lot of fun this week coming up with a combination of “curio” and interesting brush work. I looked to the more mystic side of the traveling circuses for my inspiration and I really like the direction this design is headed. Last week I thought I was taking on a look that was […]

The Creative Process: Researching Alternatives

If you’re new to Creative Curio, you’ve come to the most popular series of articles! But you’re in luck! Only two weeks have gone by since I started documenting my creative process as I redesign my blog. The first week, I wrote about steps one and two in the design process, research and thumbnails, in […]

The Creative Process: Wire Frames and Experiments

I was so elated by all of your comments on my last blog design post! It gave me a lot of energy for the project. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and links. I hope you will contribute to the process again this week, too! And a huge thanks to John for stumbling […]

The Creative Process: Ideas for My Blog Design

The Blog Design, Week 1 Last time I announced I am working on a blog redesign and I showed you a composite of a few sketches I’ve done so far. John made an awesome suggestion in the comments that I should document the work as I’m going and share it with you as it’s happening. […]

Just Because It’s a Website, Doesn’t Mean Typography Gets Thrown Out the Window

Typography on the Web is not something that a lot of designers take seriously. How can we apply good typography principles to websites when we can’t have total control over the user’s experience?

There are many sites that offer principles and tutorials on controlling type with CSS. WebTypography.net translates The Elements of Typographic Style to the Web and its author, Richard Rutter, also wrote an article at 24 Ways about Vertical Rhythm that’s worth checking out. Mark Boulton mentions this article in his entry, Incremental Leading, and Mark also gives us Five Simple Steps to Typesetting on the Web (and be sure you read the Five Simple Steps to Better Typography to get a better grasp on general typography principles). Unfortunately the Mark’s Web typography series doesn’t have all the posts linked in every section so here’s Part 1 (Glyphs), Part 2 (Dashes) and Part 3 (Printing the Web).

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