Topic for the 10/14/12 #storyappchat: Typography

#storyappchat topic badgeThose of us who create apps for kids often must wear a lot of hats. From time to time we need to slip into the role of writer, illustrator, coder, developer, marketing expert, educator, and entrepreneur. The role of graphic designer often gets overlooked, but it is an important role if you want your end product to be as professional and exciting as possible.

But typographer? Most of us won’t need to create our own typefaces for our apps, but a basic understanding of the world of letterforms is at least helpful. Have any of the following questions ever occurred to you:

  • What size and color should my on-screen text be?
  • What font should I use?
  • What is the difference between legibility and readability?
  • Which typefaces are easiest for kids to read?
  • What is the difference between a typeface and a font?

Brooks (that’s me!) has some graphic design experience and is happy to share some links/knowledge on this subject. These and other burning questions (bring your own!) will be explored at the next #storyappchat on Sunday, October 14 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific. Lookin’ forward to seeing you!

P.S. In the meantime, you can take a look at the following resources I dug up for you.

Typography 101 from DesignShack

Type Basics Article at Mashable

Type Terminology at I Love Typography

Type Infographic at Fast Company

 

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One response to “Topic for the 10/14/12 #storyappchat: Typography

  1. Thank you Brooks for these valuable links. I read them all with great interest.
    Cheers Cynthia

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