How to Actually Make Text Look Interesting: Minimalist Web Design (Kurt Edelbrock) (via @rands on Twitter)
The transition from writing for an article for print to writing for a blog (or for the web in general) can be difficult if you’re not familiar with the medium you’re using. Where paragraphs in an essay, a book, or a journal article can take up half a page without being inconvenient, a paragraph that takes up half the window of your web browser is more daunting—a huge chunk of text in which you can easily get lost or distracted.
Strunk and White urges writers to “write in paragraphs,” and I always try to keep that rule in mind whenever I write or edit essays and blog posts. Shorter paragraphs are easier to read, especially online. The use of headers and easily-readable font also enhances blog posts and websites, and those are some of the topics that Kurt Edelbrock covers in his article on typography and minimalist web design. Check it out to learn how elements like font size, typeface, and font color can make your website or blog more pleasing to the eye and easier to read.