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Adam Korman <[log in to unmask]>
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Adam Korman <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:56:35 -0800
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"Dynamics in Document Design" by Karen A. Shriver is a good reference in
general (for printed document design), and also specifically calls out the
concerns of on-screen typography. There's also a short appendix of
guidelines for designing online displays. An extra boon is that she's very
good about citing original research.

Here it is on Amazon:

Cheers, Adam
Adam Korman
Senior Designer
Cooper Interaction Design
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-----Original Message-----
From: Elaine Keating [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 3:24 AM
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Subject: Fonts for usability

I have just embarked on a masters, which involves writing a thesis on, 'The
Design Process and User Focused Digital Spaces'. I come from a graphic
Design back ground and the aim is to reconfigure the 'print design process'
for the Web. I am currently looking for information about digital typography
(not  desk top publishing!), fonts for digital use and why? How do you
consider the user when choosing a font?

What fonts should I use for the Web? How do you combat low resolution when
writing a body of text?  Does a serif font read more easily? Do graphics
work more effectively to communicate information on the Web. I would greatly
appreciate any information or direction that anyone might be able to give

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