January 10, 2015 in 

Expanded text is those characters that stretch beyond standard typefaces width and height. Reading becomes easier thanks to a distinctive book appearance that is also created. Typography has the power to, on the page, create a visually striking look or a dramatic effect.

Adding sections is what turns a book into an expanded edition. Content can change forms to include chapters, sections, or illustrations. Through expanded type, information overload is avoided. Adding new details and information and other revisions allows a book to be given a new edition.

Larger fonts are used to mark headings and chapters, which publishing practices often involve. Navigation aids aid readers as they navigate through long documents and books.

Type expansion has certain advantages for book readers. It is easier to read due to breaks in larger blocks of text. There is help available to locate information quickly. Another option designers have is to add interest through larger font sizes.

Expanded type can be helpful overall by making books more readable, navigable, and visually appealing. If used deliberately, it can greatly boost the reading pleasure for every reader.

After the cover of a book, readers tend to concentrate most on the type. Both terms, though different, are related to typeface and typestyle. Size, leading, measuring, and color are all crucial decisions for a book designer. Both legible and visually appealing, these choices come together in a book.

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CJ McDaniel

CJ grew up admiring books. His family owned a small bookstore throughout his early childhood, and he would spend weekends flipping through book after book, always sure to read the ones that looked the most interesting. Not much has changed since then, except now some of those interesting books he picks off the shelf were designed by his company!

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