Kottke ruminates about how to properly format a pagination navigation.
It’s great that you spent 16 hours making that wood grain and stainless steel look exactly like the real thing — looks nice — but does your app work? Does your app make sense?
In terms of theme design, things are more lenient. I’d say that we can have a design based on real life objects, sceneries, and so on. But the novelty of it should not take priority over how well the design communicates a site’s content.
Especially important since soon enough, we will stop distinguishing between a website and an app.
I’m to working with vertical grid. Not so with adding baseline grid, though, despite it being the key to having a typographic rhythm:
Building a horizontal grid is of course a fundamental step, but creating vertical rhythm is equally important. As Robert Bringhurst wrote in The Elements of Typographic Style: “Don’t compose without a scale”. Type should actually be the scale that defines almost everything else.
Eugene Mosier, production art director at the time praised the typeface for its “proletarian feel,” appropriately dubbing Myriad the “Volkswagen bug of typefaces.”
Creating a newspaper/magazine-style layout? Take a peek at the World’s Best-Designed Newspaper.
Decrease or increase line-height based on width to aid readability.