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 Julie Bakopoulou
Contributed by Florian Hardwig
Contributed by Kirsten Solveig Schneider