Text Patterns - by Alan Jacobs

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

link dump!

The fabulous web designer Jason Santa Maria on the value of keeping a sketchbook. (Santa Maria usually has a different design for each entry in his blog, so click through and see the fun.)

Some months old, but here are some interesting thoughts from then-NEA-head Dana Gioia and Sunil Iyengar on what we know and, more important, what we don't know about reading online.

I wish I could see this BBC documentary on Why Reading Matters.

A lovely little piece In Defense of Readers by a web designer. Designing beautiful, even pleasant, text for online reading is a tough job.

An interesting Wired interview with Maggie Jackson, author of Distracted: the Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age.


  • Well, Jason Santa Maria is definitely someone I'll take seriously. I discovered from his portfolio that he designed Kongregate, which is far and away the best site in the Internet for Flash games.

    This may sound like a joke, but it's not.

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