Font, Color, and Layout: A Beginner’s Guide to Design

I don’t know about the rest of you, but although I greatly admire/covet the skill of design, I have zero formal training in it.

Great format and design can add emphasis to information and provide a tone for your message.

Call out quotes:

Use fonts, color, and layout to provide visual interest and guide a reader through the material. (Check out Adobe Kuler for visually pleasing color combos).

For today’s post I wanted to pass along an interesting – and timely – article from LifeHacker* on document design.  

Check it out for some great tips as you prepare your research paper!

*Subscribe to Lifehacker on Twitter for awesome everyday tips on how to do everything better, faster, and easier.


Lifehacker. A Non-Designer’s Guide to Typefaces and Layout. Retrieved on April 9, 2012 from:


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