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Slide Fonts: 11 Guidelines for Great Design (Flashback Friday #39)

On Fridays, we dip into the Six Minutes article archive in search of one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.

Today’s Flashback Article

Slide Font GuidelinesThis week, we’re reaching back to October 2015 to learn a series of design guidelines for slide fonts.

Lately, I’ve been reading about the pursuit of simplicity. In that spirit, I re-read this article to see if I could simplify down from eleven guidelines to just one. Here’s what I came up with…

Make your text large and boring so that your audience can read it quickly and return their attention where it belongs: on you and what you are saying.

Overall, I’m encouraged by the progress being made with respect to text on slides. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a script font, shadow effects, or ridiculous colors. Although there’s still too much text on slides (and much of it is too small), that’s progress. Let’s keep it going!

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