Everyone who writes for fun or profit dreads sitting down to work only to end up staring at a blank document for hours on end. Writer’s block comes for us all eventually, but the solution could have been lurking in your font menu this entire time.
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Listen to me, a professional writer: School and university teach you bad writing habits. One of those bad habits is padding out your work to reach a minimum page count. Anything you do to “cheat” at your page count, by making less text look like more, is an act of noble rebellion. And the new font Times Newer Roman is an excellent, hard-to-detect tool for padding.
Be honest -- how often do you think about the font you're using? You're exposed to words in all shapes and sizes on a daily basis, whether texting a friend, writing a resume, or jotting notes in your text editor of choice. But fonts convey different meanings, and if you pick the wrong one you could find yourself either dismissed for a potential job opportunity, or worse, laughed at by everyone in the office before they throw your resume in the trash.
When the Panama Papers were leaked a couple of years ago, they revealed a a bunch of information about how many public figures shuffle their money around to obfuscate their wealth - and potential ill-gotten gains. The Prime Minister of Pakistan was implicated, resulting in an investigation. And now, documents tendered by his daughter are alleged to be false - all because an investigator noticed what font the documents were typed in.
Love it or hate it, the Comic Sans typeface makes amateur typographers of us all. People don’t normally talk about the fonts they use. Most of us only notice typefaces when they are atypical or inhibit our ability to read. Comic Sans is different. It divides opinion among those who don’t usually identify as typeface enthusiasts.
Chrome: One of the best things you can do as a designer is get input from other sources to inspire you. Palettab helps by showing you a new colour and font pairing every time you open a new tab in Chrome.
Picking the right font for your Kindle or Nook can enhance your reading experience. Some fonts are easy on the eyes, some have a ton of personality and some tell stories of their own. Here are some fonts the experts suggest for your devices.
Google has had a collection of free fonts for a while. Recently, the site for these fonts got an update. Now it's easier than ever to browse through the fonts and preview the ones you need before you download them.
Getting your typeface right in an image is important to designers and non-designers alike. Once you've got a handle on the basics, this free ebook teaches the more advanced tricks of combining multiple typefaces.
Choosing the best typeface for your design is a critical choice. Sometimes you may even need multiple fonts for different elements in a design. This graphic shows how you can pair them well.
When you're writing code, picking the font you use is more about utility than beauty. Whether you're an expert coder, or just starting out, this open source font is easy to read and easy to work with.
We recently noted that Helvetica is a sensible font choice for your resume. Now here's a font you definitely shouldn't use: Times New Roman.
There are a lot of fonts out there you can use for a multitude of projects. When it comes to putting a professional-looking resume together, however, you may want to avoid the overused classics and go with Helvetica instead.