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Art AND science. That's why are rulers, guides, and measurement systems in
our design and layout software. That's why architects use ratios and
measuring devices, and why painters know about color theory and brush
composition. That's why I enjoy typography: I am a numbers guy and enjoy
that part of it, while still appreciating the aesthetics of good design and
I thought that the article sited was well-written and informative.
Carmen Publishing Inc.
rick -at- frameexpert -dot- com
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Subject: RE: Sickening stuff from Engineers
I'm standing firmly on the side that says design and layout are ART, and
trying to present them, or reduce them to, a serious of equations is fraught
with failure. As my comment says, engineers should stick to stuff where
formulae rule, and leave the 'other stuff' to experts. Still, I am sure they
get equally a good giggle at code written by technical writers
Are you implying that the content of the article is somehow wrong or
I used to be a typesetter back in the day, using a DOS-based program to
generate galleys for print production. Given how limited the options for
finessing type were back then, I found this article pretty
interesting/illuminating in terms of how to work with digital type for
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Sent: August-28-16 12:12 PM
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Subject: Sickening stuff from Engineers