The Golden Ratio Theory of Typography and Web Design

An NMX Session Presented by Software Developer Chris Pearson

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The ancient Greeks knew that the Golden Ratio was nature’s number for aesthetic beauty and proportion, and this knowledge permeated the art and architecture of the time. As history unfolded, the Golden Ratio was applied to countless areas, but somehow, it was never applied to typography in a manner that completely “tied the room together.”

Today, all that is about to change, as speaker Chris Pearson show you how the Golden Ratio will help you determine the proper placement of EVERY pixel on your site. When we’re done, you’ll have typography fit for an adonis, and you’ll also have a new found sense of spatial awareness that would make Euclid proud.

Key Points

  • Learn how to perfect the typography of any web page.
  • Learn the simple mathematical rules that govern spatial design of web pages.
  • Revel in awe as they realize that the rules viewers learn here apply to everything outside the web that involves typography.

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The ancient Greeks knew that the Golden Ratio was nature’s number for aesthetic beauty and proportion, and this knowledge permeated the art and architecture of the time. As history unfolded, the Golden Ratio was applied to countless areas, but somehow, it was never applied to typography in a manner that completely “tied the room together.”

Today, all that is about to change, as speaker Chris Pearson show you how the Golden Ratio will help you determine the proper placement of EVERY pixel on your site. When we’re done, you’ll have typography fit for an adonis, and you’ll also have a new found sense of spatial awareness that would make Euclid proud.

Chris Pearson is a software developer living in Austin, Texas and the mastermind behind the popular Thesis theme for WordPress. You can find him on the web at Pearsonified and on Twitter as @pearsonified.

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