Quotes: beauty

That which is not slightly distorted lacks sensible appeal, from which it follows that irregularity — that is to say, the unexpected, surprise and astonishment — is an essential part and characteristic of beauty.

―Charles Baudelaire

The Principles of Design: Font Choices

The Principles of Design: Font Choices

Visual layout (including font choices) makes your context more convincing.

The Daily Post

Hi bloggers! My name’s Kjell Reigstad, and I’m a designer at Automattic. This is part six in my monthly series on “The Principles of Design.” In this series, I share some of the basic tenets of design, and we explore how to apply them to your blog.
Previous installments:

Visual Hierarchy
Color Harmony
Design Iteration & Feedback

There are millions of beautiful typefaces out in the world. They’re easy to appreciate but sometimes it can be daunting to actually choose one. On WordPress.com, we’ve recently added a number of new typeface options for everyone, so I thought I’d share a few pieces of advice on selecting fonts for your blog.

Context is key

When choosing a font, the most important thing to consider is the sort of text it’ll be applied to. This will help determine whether you’re looking for a display face or a text face.

Display faces are meant to…

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Quotes: seek and find

“When someone seeks,” said Siddhartha, “then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal.”

― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha