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Inclusive Design Patterns by Smashing Magazine, Heydon Pickering

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A Blog Post

Keeping things prosaic for now, let’s look at paragraphs in context.

I’ve had a blog for several years and it’s been through four to five design iterations. Like many designer-bloggers, I seem to be afflicted with obsessive tinkering and I’m still not happy with the result. Time is a luxury we often can’t afford on client projects — which is why client work sometimes gets finished, I suppose.

In my opinion, the most effective blog designs are spartan, focusing on content and removing as many distractions as possible. It’s difficult to overestimate the effect of simplicity on both performance and accessibility. Not incorporating complex and ambitious layouts also puts you on the path to a more robust, flexible reading experience. When ...

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