As an editor who has terrible design instincts (ask my wife!) I've tried to work on my weaknesses over the years by learning a few simple things that will help my projects look at least vaguely respectable.
In this issue of Cut/daily I'm going to share some of those learnings with you.
When it comes to design, picking the right font and making it the right size seems to be about 80% of the work.
So if you do nothing else, pick a clean looking sans-serif font and make it smaller. Looks more expensive that way.