I have been thinking about writing a blog post for a few days now. I have not written in a while. I thought rather than continue waiting to think about the best idea, I should just write something and share it on my blog. The last few weeks have been 'life happens' weeks where other priorities have taken up my mental headspace. But for today I'd like to take a moment to blog and ask a question: how can I improve the typography on my site?
I have been thinking about the typography on my website for months in the back of my head. Every so often, I ask myself: is the typography as good as it can be? First, I wonder whether I should start using a custom font. If I recall correctly, I am using a web-safe default font right now. Maybe a new font will add more character to my blog?
Second, I am unsure about the size of text on my blog. I often find myself zooming in on pages on my site -- something I do on a lot of other sites, too -- and this makes me think bigger text would be better. Where can I find out about the best practices for web typography so that I can change the size of fonts and retain the right proportions between headings and main text?
I would love to hear your thoughts on the typography on my site. Is some text difficult to read? How can I add a bit more character to my typography? I know very little about using external web fonts so I shall need to do some reading into the best practices around font loading should I choose to use an external font.
I'm glad I wrote this post. I realise I am just asking a lot of questions but writing helps me think. When I am writing I find myself in a flow state, focused more on the page in front of me than anything else. I love writing and it's nice to carve out some time to post something here on my blog.
If you have any thoughts on my question, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. For now, I do believe some experimentation is in order on my part.
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