Monday, December 13, 2010

Google Maps & Label Readability

Justin O’Beirne (via Jasper Hauser):

Google uses a variety of techniques and visual tricks to help make its city labels much more readable than those of its competitors. From the use of different shadings to the decluttering of areas outside of major cities, it sure seems like Google has put a lot of thought into how it displays the labels appearing on its maps.

I also enjoyed his posts on Google Maps’s corporate logo icons and the clutter in Apple’s online store.

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