Setting Type for User Interfaces

Great read for anyone designing a “task-driven web application” – lays out a list of qualities to look for in your primary typeface, including:

  1. A large x-height.
  2. Open counters and apertures.
  3. Familiar/recognizable features that follow established design patterns.
  4. Modest ascenders/descenders.
  5. Wide proportions.
  6. Breathing room in-between letters (letter-spacing).
  7. Low/minimal stroke contrast.
  8. Sturdy, well-formed or unbracketed serifs, or none at all.
  9. A rational (vertical) axis (pixel grid-friendly).

But check out the full post for a super helpful example and discussion.

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