Font-Forward: How to choose & mix typefaces

In my previous blog post I gave some tips about layout and design theory. Now I want to speak about typefaces, which is a really fun part of my job as a designer.

Typography can make all the difference in a design. You can even create an entire website with just type. Today, even brands with smaller budgets can access excellent, industry-standard fonts, completely free. The trick is knowing which ones to choose. That's why it's critical to understand design basics, and always be searching for more inspiration.

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5 Ways to Improve the Usability of the Drupal Content Editor Experience

Over the last few months, I've been involved in a UX study to shed some light on what would make a good content editor experience in Drupal. I helped run a survey asking content editors for their feedback about the Drupal admin UI and got some interesting results.

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Drupal Admin UX Study: What We Can Learn from Contentful, Craft CMS, Squarespace, and WordPress

There is exciting work being done in the Drupal community to improve the Admin UI, including the JavaScript Modernization Initiative and an overhaul of the look and feel of the Seven theme. Meanwhile, I've been working with a group in the Drupal community to research what user experience improvements we should be making for content editors.

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Improve Your Layout Design with Gestalt Principles

Sometimes people refer to visual design as “doing magic”, because they realize that things look harmonious and pleasing, but they don’t know why. But if you can learn the principles behind the magic, then you’ll be able to create convincing designs on your own.

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What's New in Drupal 8.6

Drupal 8.6 was released a couple weeks ago and it’s probably the most exciting release since Drupal 8.0. As you might know, new features are added with each minor release of Drupal 8 (e.g. between 8.5 and 8.6).

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Highlights of Drupal Europe

I spent last week hanging out with over 1000 Drupalers at Drupal Europe, the biggest Drupal event of the year in Europe. It was held in Darmstadt, Germany and brought Drupal users of all sorts from all over the world. Most attendees were from Europe, but many travelled from Asia, North America, and as far away as Australia to attend.

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Drupal Admin UX Study: the Survey Results Are In!

The administrative interface for Drupal is notoriously intimidating for content editors who are new to the platform. I do a lot of training for Drupal content editors and administrators and have witnessed this first-hand.

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Why We Use Drupal

Choosing a content management system is like choosing a set of building materials: it has ramifications for what you'll be able to create, how much it will cost and how well it will turn out.

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