Back in 2009, Jason Santa Maria wrote a great article, “On Web Typography,” for A List Apart. I want to restyle this blog and fonts are one of the first things to think about.
“The system fonts we commonly use such as Georgia, Verdana, and Arial have become so ubiquitous that any associations we might have with them other than “web” are pretty much gone.”
— Jason Santa Maria
This site came about because:
- I’m job hunting and need a portfolio site to show my experience and skills.
- I want a place of my own to write about UX, best practices, and any UX goodies I find.
- It’s nice to have a playground to sharpen my skills and a chance to do a site my way.
- I selected Go Daddy for site hosting because they offer a lot of features and reasonable pricing, plus they likely won’t go out of business any time soon.
- The blogging platform is WordPress and I’m also using Twitter.
- The site is based on the Lemon Responsive Portfolio template available from Theme Forest.
- The site uses the Droid font family designed by Ascender’s Steve Matteson. For more about the fonts, visit droidfonts.com.