Nicole Fenton is the coauthor of Nicely Said. They design with words.

Art of the Quiet Interface

My second piece for Web Standards Sherpa is up. It builds on Space to Breathe with a real-world example of a food mag:

“As advertisers and publishers fully embrace digital, we’re faced with a hefty editorial challenge. Print books and magazines let you enjoy one piece at a time without interruption…Finding that kind of focus isn’t easy online. Readability, Instapaper, Safari Reader, and Evernote Clearly address this gap by giving you a distraction-free view of the web. But should readers rely on special features to enjoy our websites? Or can we design for reading from the start?”

Take a look.