October 25, 2011

DN.se redesigns and brings back print typography to the web

One of Swedens major newspaper websites got a redesign today and man, they have been working hard! They have managed to put aside all the web typography rules we all are started to take for granted. Things like vertical rhythm, 1.5em’s line-height for readability and lots of white space that allows the user to scan for content no longer exists. Instead it’s packed with what I’m sure is great print-design which makes the site unreadable and unusable, at least for me.

Lucky though that I found this Chrome plugin called “Personalized Web” that allows you to add custom CSS. I’ve used this before to get around Facebook’s silliness with the right sidebar.

Here’s the CSS for my dn.se and facebook.com that I’ve adjusted to my liking: