RE: Font weights in diagrams (WAS RE: Most difficult project

Subject: RE: Font weights in diagrams (WAS RE: Most difficult project
From: Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com>
To: Jimmy Breck-McKye <jb527 -at- hotmail -dot- co -dot- uk>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 18:04:14 +0000

It's a pity I can't just include a sample, but....

An example would be in a diagram that shows information flow across a network that includes multiple sites, with various servers, clients, databases and other components at each site.

I'd use, say, 9pt bold to label each site; 8pt bold to label hardware components/dbases; 7pt regular for text that explains info flow.

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Subject: Font weights in diagrams (WAS RE: Most difficult project


Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com said:
> I was once told: "I agree that how you used different font weights and text sizes for diagram > labels to visually group different elements looks better and makes the information clearer..."
...Tell me more. I can understand *how* this works (a lighter type for 'secondary' elements), but can't immediately think of situations *when* I could exploit it. The only one I can imagine is where I'm diagramming an interface, and some of my labels relate to specific tasks, others just general information.
Are there other sorts of common situations where you've found it useful?
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References:
Most difficult project: From: Platko, Mickey
RE: Most difficult project: From: Paul Hanson
RE: Most difficult project: From: Lynne Wright
Font weights in diagrams (WAS RE: Most difficult project: From: Jimmy Breck-McKye

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