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How to design words

John Saito, a designer at Dropbox, wrote down some very useful tips to improve the text in your UI.

Technically speaking, I’m a writer. I get paid to write words. But here’s something most people don’t know about me: I hate to read.

You see, I mostly write interface text for apps and websites. It’s a style of writing where brevity beats brilliance, and every character counts. Writing interface text is actually a lot like design—designing words for people who hate to read.

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Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.