A Typblographic Makeover

We’ve made some changes to the typography here at Typblography. Adobe’s blogging system was recently converted to use WordPress, and with it came an Adobe-wide template that we (and others) noticed had some typographic shortcomings. Particularly problematic was text size — and line length along with it. Now that the dust has settled on our WordPress upgrade, we were able to adjust a few of these things. We’re also pleased to now be using Adobe’s corporate font, Adobe Clean, served for us by our friends at Typekit.

Further improvements are certainly possible, but for the time being, we hope the current changes make your Typblography experience a bit more pleasant!

2 Responses

  1. Tim Brown says:

    Looks great, Christopher.

  2. Claus Eggers Sørensen says:

    That helped a great deal. Adobe Clean is a good choice for headlines, however I feel that is not so good for body copy because the inter-character spacing is a tad too small. In Safari it is most noticeable because optimize-legibility – and thus kerning – is not turned on.

    I still feel the line-lengths of the body copy are too long. Both on the frontpage and in the individual articles. In general the whole design is too wide. I’m all for some white-space, but the ample space between the left side-bar and the body copy column on the article pages seems unnecessary. And the body copy font-size is slightly different from the frontpage to the article – why is that? Either they should be the same or be purposely different.

    The standfirst on the frontpage still have a way too long line-length. Why not set ‘Typblography’ bigger and then put the standfirst to the right in three or four lines?

    And to end my unsolicited rant: That ‘SHARE’ button is such an eyesore.

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Christopher Slye

Everything Adobe Type from 1997–2020. Collector of rare compact discs. Cocktail enthusiast.

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