In my youth, I came across the work of Robin Williams.
No, not that one.
She introduced me to the beauty of CRAP.
And the fact that the PC is not a typewriter.
But most of all, she introducted me to the beauty of type and design
Fonts, and line spacing and kerning and everything else lovely, about the written word.
And now if you want all that wisdom distilled, into a short, opinionated, beautiful web series, look no further than Matthew Butterick’s, Practical Typography.
The content is freely given, and the book is reader supported
What is typography?
What is type composition?
How do you format text?
Are there two spaces after a line? Or one?
What are the best fonts to use, instead of tired old Times New Roman?
How do you layout your page for a letterhead? a research document? a presentation? a résumé?
And why in God’s name, does typography even matter? Isn’t print dead?
Answers to these, and many more questions in the book.
If you want your prose to look polished, you owe it to yourself to read it.