One thing the Kindle iPhone app gets wrong: it justified the type, creating huge gaps in the flow of the text. Do you know any type nerds that would read this?
With the spacing between words highlighted.
And with the text removed to just see the inconsistent spacing.
Computer justified type only looks good to people who like straight edges on their blocks but don’t bother to read the text inside them. Easy fix, Amazon: leave the text ragged-right, or at least give us some better typography preferences.
Kragen in comments asks:
How would you justify this type by hand?
My full answer is below, but here is the same page that I’ve handled:
Posted by: Martin McClellan
On the date of: March 4, 2009 11:29 AM