Typography for non-designers
Learning and applying visual design principles can greatly improve your handouts and presentations. Typography is an aspect of design that affects all text-based materials.
If you don’t know what a serif is – or why you should care – take a look at two samples at right. They clearly have a different feel, don’t they?
To get started learning about typography, read LifeHacker’s Non-Designer’s Guide to Typefaces and Layout. It explains typefaces, use of color, and other topics. For more, check out The Non-Designer’s Design Book, now in its third edition.