Real world example. Big type is not always better.

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by dogbone, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. yagran macrumors 6502a

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  2. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Ouch, that type is extremely over-sized.

    But...did it really need a thread? :confused:
     
  3. emorydunn macrumors 6502

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    As far as WAY to big text goes, thats not too bad. Its formated so you don't have to scroll sideways any and, seeing as its and eBay auction: large text is standard, if that had been a real webpage then I would have been shocked. I think if your going to make a new thread for something loke this it should be a website that has won the "Wost Design in History: Large Text" award, so find us a real instance of large text.
     
  4. jng macrumors 65816

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    who cares?

    It's ebay. And big type works on ebay.
     
  5. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Not when a single word won't fit on a 17" monitor.

    But I agree that we didn't really need a thread for this, it could have been used for an iPhone thread instead, there's only 450 of them, probably more by now.
     
  6. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Ah! Not another iPhone thread, point taken. Anything's better than that. :D
     
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    It bothers me when people send me forwards that have red text that size. It's hard enough for me to willfully read those stupid forwards, and when I get one like that, I generally erase it without even looking at it.
     
  9. jng macrumors 65816

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    It's big, but not that extreme.
     
  10. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    So does a bit of design sense.

    Here are 2 of my old auction pages:

    http://www.7motion.com/ebay/isight/
    http://www.7motion.com/ebay/eyetv/

    They were first 2 items I have ever sold on ebay and both were quite successful for me.

    I even went as far as designing thank you notes:

    http://image.7motion.com/thankyounote.jpg
    http://image.7motion.com/thankyou_card.jpg

    A little thought and care into presentation and service can go a long way these days. :) Sorry for hijacking this monumental thread. :eek:
     
  11. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Generally that much suffices. ;)

    We could go into a million things that are wrong with the way people use and abuse text, type, fonts...the lot on a daily basis, but for now I prefer to cringe and bear it. :p
     
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    Holy Hell, nice job. Thumbs up dude.
     
  13. raptor96 macrumors regular

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    No kidding! Those are really nice. I don't think I have the skills to produce anything even remotely close to what you'd done (but then I'm neither a graphic designer nor a web designer) but I agree, my ebay stuff has gone well when it's clear that I'm not a company and my descriptions are clear.
     
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    Oh the irony! How on earth can someone called dogbone possibly think that there are too many phone threads.:confused:
     
  15. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Good pick up. I might change my online persona to 'thedogs' ;)
     

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