The "Practice" of Reading --- and Why "Design" Matters

This is a lovely, cogent essay about what happens when we read, and why the image we're "reading" matters. It explains, as it happens, why my own website looks the way it does. (I didn't write the coding, but I "designed" its appearance. There was a method to my madness.)

Tip o' the mug to the always enlightening and entertaining Alan Jacobs at Text Patterns.