Chapter . Not So Minimal

Dealing with common overflow problems

<authorgroup>Dan Designer Rubin</authorgroup>
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THE TITLE OF Not So Minimal raises the question, not as minimal as what? There is a history behind this design: Dan Rubin’s first submission to the Zen Garden was created with a goal of maximum simplicity. Dubbed Grazay, the original design can be seen at

With an intentionally light color scheme and typeface selection (FF DIN Condensed and Verdana), Rubin submitted Grazay (FIGURE 1). While recognizing the importance of good minimal design work, ...

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