The Art To Becoming A Better Designer — Learning To Trust Your Judgement

Like many disciplines, there’s a science and art to design. On the science side we rely on foundational principles, use logic to make rational decisions, and study sciences like psychology and neuroscience to better understand an audience.

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Are Baseline Grids Useful In The Flexible Canvas Of The Web?

Do you use baseline grids? A modular scale? Do you do anything to create vertical rhythm in your design? About a year ago I started adding baseline grids to most designs and more recently have looked into modular scales. I like the results, but also know the challenges. Are baseline grids appropriate for the web?
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Rhythm And Proportion In Grids And Type

Last week I offered some thoughts about rhythm, specifically the rhythm of visual elements. Those thoughts were focused more on the theory. Today I want to lean more toward the practical side and talk about aspects of design we work with regularly and how we can add rhythm to our work through them.
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Your Most Important Typographic Choices

How do you choose a typeface and another to pair with it? What size should your copy and headings be? How do you determine line-height and line-length so text is both readable and legible? These were some of the questions I set out to answer when making the typographic decisions that became part of this design.
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Anatomy of a Modular Typographic Grid

Recently I’ve been trying to expand my knowledge and skills working with typographic grids. On the knowledge side I sought out definitions for the different parts of a grid, specifically a modular grid.
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