< KDE Visual Design Group | HIG | StyleRevision as of 18:26, 21 March 2014 by Andrew (talk | contribs) (New Visual Design Typography guidelines)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) Purpose The guideline helps ensure that typography is used in such a way it is always in harmony with the overall visual design. Guidelines File:VDGTypography.png While KDE Workspace users can alter the fonts used throughout the workspace and in applications, the visual design uses Oxygen as the reference typeface. Typography is treated like any other graphic element when considering spacing and alignment. The number of typeface variations (bold, italic, size, caps, color) are kept to about three in any single design. Multi-line blocks of text are either left or right aligned; center alignment for multi-line blocks of text is avoided. Short phrases and simple words are favored instead verbose, technical jargon: Put the most important thing first. Short words, active verbs and common nouns. Reduce redundancy. e.g. Don’t repeat the dialog title in the dialog text. Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=KDE_Visual_Design_Group/HIG/Style/Typography&oldid=59402" Categories: Pages with broken file linksUsability Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.