Chris Pearson: Web Designer

With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, it’s no surprise that Chris Pearson takes a logical and mathematical approach to wed design.  In his blog Pearsonified, he explores some of his favorite topics, including SEO, WordPress plugins, and web hosting.

In a recent post, How to Tune Typography Based on Characters Per Line, Pearson takes a close look at characters per line (CPL).  He discusses the importance of CPL based on optimal range for readability, then breaks down equations designed to predict exact CPLs for varying typefaces.

I can see how his Golden Ration Typography Calculator might come in handy for designers seeking aesthetic balance and utmost control over the appearance of their type.  And the bonus – he’s already done the math for you. 😉

Pearson is the creator of the Thesis Theme Framework and founder of


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