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Megan Erin Miller

Megan Erin Miller's Blog Posts

Less is More

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When it comes to reaching your readers, less is more. When you are adding blocks and content to your site, ask yourself, "Does this help my reader find the thing they are looking for?"

What is the primary task you are trying to get them to do on your site? Is it being overshadowed by all the other things on the page? How can you reduce the amount of content on each page and make the message simple?

Creating Proportional Typography Using Webfonts on Sites

It's a great time to be a web designer, as we have this explosion of web fonts at our finger tips. Tools such as Google Web Fonts make these available for free, and integrating them is easy on your site, even on sites.stanford.edu! In this tutorial, I'm going to go through adding a webfont to your Drupal site using CSS Injector (available on sites.stanford.edu), and developing a proportional typographic system for your site.

Content Comes First

Often when we hear that little voice in the back of our minds, "Wouldn't it be great to have a new website?" what we're really thinking is, "Wouldn't it be great to have a new look for our website." While getting a fresh style or "skin" for your site is absolutely a valid reason to want a redesign of our website, in most cases what will really make the most difference for our site visitors is to rewrite, restructure, and rethink the content.

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