Dog legs. Kern. Modules. H&J. Squeezing. Skews.
Out of context, our design discussion with Tracy Collins, senior director of operations at the Arizona Republic, might leave the non-designer with lots of questions.
But odd vocabulary aside, Collins seamlessly took us through the world of design and typography and most importantly, what not to do. I'm looking forward to the next time when I open InDesign and change the default settings, especially hyphenation and justification. I am also looking forward to exploring the online resources he gave us to find inspiration.
But most importantly, it always goes back to readability. If students have to make an effort to figure out what is being said, they won't. I think that will be our first lesson in design.
News Page Designer
...and a couple of my favorites...
I Love Typography
Typedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces
Vista Ridge High School
Cedar Park, Texas