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Inclusive Design Patterns by Smashing Magazine, Heydon Pickering

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A Paragraph

Let’s start small. In Brad Frost’s atomic design terminology1, a paragraph would be an atom: an indivisible building block with which complex patterns (molecules, organisms and pages) are created.

Some say [a picture paints a thousand words], but I prefer the contrary expression: “Never send a picture to do the job of words.” Text is the most direct and efficient way of communicating information and — though imagery and other media have supplemental value for those who learn better visually or have literacy issues — it should be treated as primary. This applies whether you’re in the business of publishing lengthy, florid prose or dotting isolated descriptions and messages around an application.

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