What Screens Want
What the New York Times Web Reboot Gets Right
According to the article, the reboot allowed for an easier e-reading experience because it recognized the difference between reading on a screen versus turning a page. The single page scroll makes it a lot easier to read articles that are longer in length. The integration of the user comments also makes it more interactive.
Web Design is 95% Typography
Basically, with abundance of text that makes up what we read on the screen, the organization of the type is incredibly important. Deciding the typeface should be less of a concern, because if you're creative enough, the way you organize it can counteract the mundane quality of the type. Also, because different browsers read type differently, making sure your leading, kerning, and tracking are correct will make it more versatile.
Reactions to 95% Typography
The author clarified what he addressed in his first article because of all the criticism he received. He mentioned that a big mistake designers make coming out school is spending more energy on which typeface to use rather than putting energy in figuring out how to use it. Readability, especially on the screen, should be the main method of designing for the web. He suggests that too many people misunderstand the medium itself, which is why there are so many poorly designed interfaces.