The Rhetoric of Typography

It is difficult to imagine any information that does not involve some degree of interpretation. Our contemporary distinction in typography between information and persuasion reflects historic concerns about the merits of plain and ornamental styles of presentation.

Understanding RDFa

Since microformats typically don’t try to solve specific cases for niche fields, RDFa picks up where microformats leave off by adding an open-ended mechanism for extending the semantics of markup without limitations from the host markup language itself.


In the early years of a child’s reading development, the attainment of mechanical skills is gained initially with the aid of a finger to help left to right progression and accurate return sweeps from the end of one line on to the beginning of the next.


Legibility and readability are not the same. Legibility certainly influences readability and vice versa, but to understand how one influences the other it is necessary to consider them separately.

Typography: Theory and Practice

For the practicing typographer, any interest shown in theory tends to be an indulgence restricted to “spare time.” The practical process of typography is so vulnerable to the pressures of time that anyone who admits to thinking might simply be accused of not working hard enough.

Typography and Communication

Typographic decision-making begins when children start to write, although most children today also encounter DTP software from a very early age at school as well as in the home.

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