A friend recently emailed me that his wife, who was a professional typesetter by trade, thought that my use of italics for the first letter of paragraphs after some headings, was not good design. I was already doubling the size of the letter and changing its colour. It was a bit of overkill and I was doing something “because I could” – which is not a basis for good design.
Since then I have come across two wonderful websites for those who are at all interested in typography.
Both are WordPress sites.