Our methods for sharing content have undergone some big changes. The internet is a pretty large upgrade from the printing press. Paperback Web Design is a recognition of that evolution.
Printed communication, of course, had to plan for things like font size and page margin. But we’ve also added consideration for things like cover art and illustrations.
The most recent evolution is a significant one. Now we’ve gone from printed materials to digital content. Words have collided with design on a massive scale. Web development, as a result, adds a level of interactivity to the written word. This brings exciting uncertainty to the future of how we distribute information.
We no longer need to set each letter of each word by hand. But it is more important than ever to understand the history behind how we share information. So remember the value of words, and remember the power our words can have.
Designers and developers follow their respective passions because it’s what they love to do. A designer loves working with graphics, fonts, and colors. A developer loves working with code, programs, [...]