In Web Design, The Narrow Column Is King

Mar 10, 2012

Get used to it. Learn to live with it. Make it work for you.

Check this out: Re-Thinking The Mobile Web
It takes a good twenty minutes to get through but it’s worth it. Even if you are already familiar with the pitfalls of trying to accommodate all the different screen sizes out there. Maybe especially if you’re already familiar with the pitfalls.

My friend Jerry Maddox – Professor of Art and teacher of New Media Design at Penn State is totally on the right track. He’s obsessed with finding the absolute minimal one-column layout with as little CSS as possible. Something that can be committed completely to memory, preferably. Here’s the latest iteration featuring the same text and CSS using each of 5 free open-source web fonts of high visual quality.

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