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Text Hyphenation

Text Hyphenation

| December 9, 2013 | 7 Comments

Hyphenation is a process of dividing the words at the end of the line of the text. It is symbolized by hyphen mark which is dividing the words by syllables. It is often adjusted together with justification settings and good setup of both settings should result in good flow and easily readable body text.  This […]

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Tracking the Text

Tracking the Text

| September 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

Tracking is adjusting the overall spacing of a group of letters, words or even whole paragraphs and blocks of text. Along with kerning, tracking is the most used feature when adjusting body text. Although tracking is also widely used in headlines and other textual elements, especially if the text element is bigger in size. Tracking, […]

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Columns pt. 2: Line Lengths and Column Width

Columns pt. 2: Line Lengths and Column Width

| July 19, 2013 | 5 Comments

This is the second post about columns. In the first one we talked about columns and how can you arrange them and how to position content inside them. This post will talk about the width of the column, line length and optimal character count inside them. Line length is basically the number of characters you […]

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How to Kern Type?

How to Kern Type?

| April 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

When working with type there are several things you must take care of. One such thing is kerning. By definition kerning is adjusting the spacing between two characters. It is commonly confused with tracking which is adjusting spacing between more than two characters. We will write about tracking in one of our next articles.   […]

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Choosing the Right Typeface

Choosing the Right Typeface

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

In today’s computerized world designers have sea of fonts to choose for their design. Although choices are huge you should stick only to few fonts when designing your publication. “Less is more” is especially true in font selection.   Less is more It is far moss useful to concentrate on few font families. One of […]

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