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Why justify Justification can make an important contribution to extended reading: Taming the visual 'noise' in a page of text. Nick Shinn made a particularly keen observation in this regard on Typophile: Justification avoids the "interference" of having shapes and coinicidences occur at the right column edge, which can be a distraction, as the ...


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All given answers here seems to be only for English. I just want to add another language: German. German has a lot of long words (much longer as English words). If you want to typeset a German text on paper with justification you can do it only with hyphenations. LaTeX does a very good job with automatic hyphenations for the German language. It also ...


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The most fundamental fundamental of good typography for long text is that the type should be "invisible" to the reader, so there is nothing to interfere with the communication of information. From that, we get the principles that serif faces and lightweight sans are better long text than regular sans, and dark on light tends to be preferable to light on ...


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Summed up into a couple of points, here are my thoughts on the subject. "Readability" is also about what we are most familiar with. English speakers tend to be familiar with both serif and sans-serif typefaces, enough to be able to read both extremely fluently. You could say that most of our most lengthy reading (eg, novels, newspapers) uses ...


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English is NOT the best-constructed language. It's a mess of etymological influences, irregular verb conjugation, homonyms, and there are just exceptions everywhere. I'm sure people could successfully make the case that Spanish or Esperanto or whatever is not only a better candidate for lingua franca status because of the ability to learn it quickly and ...


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A lot of people have researched this in a variety of ways and capacities. Some can be found using Google Scholar. Here are a few excerpts I found that pertain to the question, and their source: 2.2.2. Color and visual attention Among a variety of graphic components on screen, color is one of the powerful components of design. Interface designers ...


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Much great discussion has taken place around this topic at Typophile.com ... reader-ability vs readability This one gets pretty deep into the real mechanics of the issue. In a response to multiple preceding discussions, Peter Enneson starts off an intellectual's debate on the issue. In perceptual processing terms I see the reader's ability as ...


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There are many ways to tackle this I believe and you will have to choose based on your content and your audience. There have been studies on where people look first and what different audiences expect. Which is to me one of the most important factors. Of course, functionality plays into it as well. Will there be very deep submenues? Then it is often favored ...


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I notice it myself, if there isn't enough line spacing, then I can read serif faster. I respond to the visual hints. Related, which might shed evidence on the subject, is the publication of fonts directed at dyslexics, which use weight in the letters to further hint at their form. To me that says that extra visual information is processed and can increase ...


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Studies of readability and legibility are few and far between and mostly inconclusive in deciding broad questions like this. The only consistent result is that people tend to read best what they read most. The big catch is that 'all things being equal' is really hard to study. There are very few typefaces one could call 'being equal' aside from having a ...


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Here's an article from the English Language & Usage Stack Exchange with some varying opinions. Personal opinion; don't hyphenate flush left text. Hyphenation is only acceptable in long documents and even then it should be regualted.


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[posting this as an answer due to insufficient privileges to comment] I'd go with #1 if you could make the acoustic "ripples" more apparent, so it'll resemble a speaker. Don't put a record nor musical notes because they're not rap-like...


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i'will Go with #12. Its my Personal openion, You Specified in Question that, website specializes in making custom rap songs to their clients. 1) The pulse graph makes me Feel of customizing the Rap Songs.. 2) The Red Circle makes me Feel of Globe (the Clients through out World)


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While this is a subjective answer, I feel that the answer is: it's subjective and completely based on past experience and your own subconscious expectation. I have strongly noticed when changing from one to the other, regardless of whether I have switched to dark-on-light or vice-versa, that if it is not the same as what I am conditioned to for the ...


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My two cents, I really like this article on kadavy.net. It says, basically, serifs on paper and sans-serif on screens. Serifs might look muddled on screens with low DPI counts, because of the pixel raster. Because of this reason it is also better to use letters with a high x-height on screens. Personally, I like the distinction for paper and computer ...



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