Typography Inspired by Chocolate and Coffee

devilishly tempting photo of chocolate by john loo on flickr 400 sizeTypography and design color your reader’s experience of everything you write. The job of writing goes well beyond just producing raw text.

Knowing that, I spent a full day deciding on a color scheme for my website and changing some design elements to give you a better reading experience. Here’s the original theme I purchased for comparison. I loved the layout, but color scheme felt chilly — no surprise there, given that Brian Gardner was watching Mount Everest documentaries while he designed this theme.

So I brought the theme down off the mountain and warmed up the colors. How does it look?

I wanted the colors on this page to remind you of chocolate and coffee: rich blackish browns; softer reddish-browns; and café chalkboard grays. My idea was to imitate the warm sensation of sitting in a neighborhood coffeehouse — because don’t we all love that blend of relaxation, caffeination, and conversation?

Click here to view my coffeehouse-inspired design.


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Thanks for visiting my new home on the web. There’s not much to see here yet — I’m still unpacking.

If you’re looking for something to read, you might like song written, where I write about the craft of songwriting from a literate and literary perspective.

And if you happen to be a musician or a writer, I’m also teaching the third edition of an online course called The Art of Daily Practice. It’s aimed at helping musicians and lyricists design a practice routine that they can actually stick to.

Thanks again for visiting.

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