ZEITmagazin Online is the newly launched digital version of the supplement to Die Zeit, the most widely read German weekly newspaper. It was designed by Edenspiekermann (Team: Erik Spiekermann, Christian Hanke, Moritz Guth, Harry Keller, Christoph Rauscher, Julian Panzer, Peter Rudolph, Sara Hesse and Michael Börner; art direction Zeit Online: Tibor Bogun, art direction ZEITmagazin: Katja Kollmann). Unsurprisingly, the resulting reading experience is remarkable. In this post, I share a few observations and quibbles.
Waah, that letterspacing of mixed-case headlines …
(Ah, just now see you hid a comment on this in the captions. Easy to miss, and hard to read here.)
Florian focused on the web and tablet experience here, but I noticed another misstep on the iPhone. The line-height remains constant despite the column width, making it a bit too loose on mobile. (The font size is probably too large as well.)
I’ve seen far worse, of course. Overly loose line-height is a very common negligence in “responsive” web design that André has griped about…
Look at these screenshots from the newly announced Offline mag. That’s why I’m giving a talk on line spacing. pic.twitter.com/xrngqavmSI— André Mora (@andremora) December 5, 2013
…and FontFont themselves reminded us about the basic fundamentals of linespacing in their latest newsletter.
Contributed by Florian Hardwig
Contributed by Cave Grove