Adam Dachis has a great post up at Lifehacker covering some of the basic rules for typography. Why does typography matter if you aren’t a designer? Whether you like it or not, how you present information often determines whether someone will pay attention to what you are presenting.
Whether you realize it or not, you’re designing every day. It might be a simple document, an updated resume, or a presentation, but either way you’re making design choices, in particular about typefaces and layout. These decisions can have a significant impact that makes your work more compelling, or they can turn it into a boring, lifeless turd. Here’s how you can use a few simple design principles to quickly improve the way you use type and layout in your everyday work.