Re: Your typographic conventions and justification for

Subject: Re: Your typographic conventions and justification for
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 18:18:11 -0600

Ooooo! A sensible approach to templates! Unlike how a lot of them are


On 2/4/10 5:32 PM, Gene Kim-Eng wrote:
> I don't think there's any such thing as a "Gene Kim-Eng typographic convention"
> that you can use as breadcrumbs to track my movement from company to company
> over the years.
> If I'm coming into a new place with established templates and styles, I stick to
> whatever's already in use that hasn't been exploding in peoples' systems or
> causing other problems and devote most of my template time to fixing stuff under
> the hood to make things run smoothly.
> If I'm starting with a blank screen in a really new place, the operative rule is
> to keep things simple. One serif font, one non-serif font, one fixed font for
> code strings, with varying sizes, boldness, italics and colors for same. I try
> to sync the look and feel of user docs with whatever marketing materials the
> company has successfully used to advance itself to the point where it could
> afford to hire someone to do its technical documentation.
> Gene Kim-Eng
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nancy Allison"<maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
>> I am preparing for a discussion of this issue and wondered what other tech
>> writers do. What do you do, and what reference books or standards do you rely
>> on? Can you recommend any other books or standards for me to take a look at?

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