5 Min read: MG Siegler has a story to tell on Medium. On the importance of images and layout in writing.
Let it Full-Bleed
Describes images displayed or printed to the very edge of the space it occupies.
Load up your favorite tech blog. Or almost any blog, really. There’s a good chance it looks like shit. There’s a better chance that the reading experience is even worse. And we put up with it, day in and day out.
Why? Because that’s where the content is.
Enter Medium 1.0. While there are some questions as to what exactly Medium aims to be, there is no question that it’s already a beautiful product. As a writer, it’s evolving into exactly the tool I want to use when writing. It started with a focus on the fundamentals: words. Now the product is wrapping those words in an obvious trapping that has long been under-appreciated in writing: images.
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