Readability is about more than the structure of a sentence. Sometimes, it’s about words on a page.
Our aim is to create a space that provides the best writing experience possible for storytellers to reach their audience. Today, we’re excited to show off our improved headers. It’s a small but significant change that we think you’ll appreciate each time you post.
The Medium editor supports two types of headings that we called H1 and H2. Generally, they are used for two similar (but really, quite different) purposes:
There is a poster hanging at Medium headquarters, in that corner of our office we dedicated to celebrating typography. It’s a replica of John Rieben’s design from 1966. I put it there deliberately. It is a beautiful poster speaking to two beautiful notions: that it only takes a handful of letters to represent the entirety of human knowledge and emotion… and that taking care of this handful of letters is of utmost importance.
It’s a beautiful poster. It is also horribly shortsighted. Because there are many, many more letters, and there are many, many more alphabets.