In my research into Golden Ratio Typography, I focused primarily on the core geometric properties of text—font size, line height, and line width.
But there’s another facet of text that nearly all of the existing research on typography deals with: It’s called characters per line (CPL).
If you’ve ever read a study on typography, you’ve no doubt encountered CPL. Many of these studies recommend “optimal” CPL ranges that include anything from 55 to 100 CPL.
With an “optimal” range that large, the CPL you use on your site ultimately comes down to personal preference. This raises one huge question:
How can you tune your typography to an exact (or, at least approximate) CPL? [click to continue…]
Right now, there’s a mathematical symphony happening on your website.
Every single one of your readers is subconsciously aware of this symphony, and more important, they are all pre-programmed to respond to it in a particular way.
The question is this:
Is your site’s symphony pleasing and inviting to your readers, or does it turn them off and make it harder to communicate with them? [click to continue…]
If you’ve followed my advice over the last few years, then you already know how to use WordPress categories effectively.
But now that you’re using categories in a meaningful way, do you know how to get your category pages to rank well and dominate in the search engines?
Using this tip that I’m going to share with you today, you’ll be able to do just that.
However, before we begin, I need to let you in on a little secret—by default, WordPress does not provide you with the controls necessary to create category pages that have maximum SEO juice.
Fortunately, this is where I come in :D [click to continue…]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve almost certainly heard the latest news that has the social media universe in a frenzy:
This week, Google released its Google +1 (“plus one”) button to compete with Twitter’s Tweet button and Facebook’s Like button.
In order to capitalize on the potential traffic and exposure that this new button can generate, you’ll need to incorporate it into your site as soon as possible.
There’s one little problem, though. [click to continue…]