This week I had the honor to be published by A List Apart, one of the best publications out there about design and technology.
The article is called “Designing Contracts for the XXI Century" and it’s both an informative and opinionated piece where I start from ancient Roman Law and somehow finish on typesetting best practices for contracts. I also reveal some behind-the-scenes about Docracy’s HTML-to-PDF redesign, that should be credited also to John Watkinson and Robin Rosenthal.
If it’s TL;DR for you, here’s a takeaway: you don’t need to have a law degree to improve your contract. Rewrite the clauses in plain English, simplify, add white space, make it work for you. It’s time to bring contracts to this Century.