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Wee People typeface
A typeface of people silhouettes, to make it easy to build web graphics featuring little people instead of dots.
typography  font  typeface  creativecommons  design 
february 2018 by garrettc
Long read: What's so bad about Comic Sans, anyway?
"Comic Sans still dominates classrooms with teachers believing it is better for dyslexic students, "Comic Sans still dominates classrooms with teachers believing it is better for dyslexic students, for reading and for modelling handwriting. Jon Severs finds that those benefits are dubious and that so much else we think we know about fonts and readability - even reading itself - is highly problematic . for reading and for modelling handwriting"
reading  dyslexic  typography  font  accessibility 
january 2018 by garrettc
Dana Library Hand
"Dana Library Hand is inspired by a recommended penmanship style for librarians to use when writing out card catalogue cards, and closely resembles the style of penmanship I learned in grade school in northern Vermont in the early 1960s. "
font  typography  history 
august 2017 by garrettc
The best UI typeface goes unnoticed
On the surface, most of an app’s UI is exactly the type it’s set in. That’s why it matters so much. As good as any app can serve as an example, but let’s start with Weather for iOS: apart from the decorative clouds and inevitable icons, its UI is essentially pure text:
design  font  typography  userinterface  app  webdesign 
april 2015 by garrettc
alternative typefaces
Free alternative fonts to Brandon Grotesque, Harriet and Archer.
font  typography  design 
november 2014 by garrettc
A font system for technical design by @djrrb from @fontbureau. Free for private use.
code  typography  font  development  monospace 
august 2014 by garrettc
Extended characters for copy and pasting.
reference  typography  font  glyphs  resource 
august 2013 by garrettc
Using Fonts for Resolution Independent Assets
Josh Emerson's workflow for developing a custom web asset font file.
webdesign  webdevelopment  workflow  font  font-face  typography 
august 2012 by garrettc
The FontFeed | Fonts, Typography, Lettering, Design
"…a daily dispatch of recommended fonts, typography techniques, and inspirational examples of digital type at work in the real world."
typography  font  typeface  design  webdesign  designthinking 
august 2012 by garrettc
A semantic symbol font. Works with OpenType and certain symbols fall back to keywords (cart, twitter, etc)
symbol  icon  font 
july 2012 by garrettc
Type Study: Pairing typefaces
Much-needed advice on pairing typeface. I always struggle with this.
typography  font  design  webdesign  tips 
may 2012 by garrettc
In Flux
Some thoughts from Trent Walton on retina / pixel-dense screens. Takeaway idea, lets use more icon fonts. They scale beautifully.
webdesign  retinadisplay  hires  font 
may 2012 by garrettc
Curated typeface combinations for web & print.
design  webdesign  typography  font  inspiration 
may 2012 by garrettc
Free (for non-profit) and paid-for comic fonts and lettering.
design  typography  wdcs  webdesign  comic  font 
april 2012 by garrettc
Entypo is a set of 100+ carefully crafted pictograms available as an OpenType font, vector EPS and web font. All released for free under the Creative Commons license CC BY-SA.
webdesign  font  graphics  resource 
march 2012 by garrettc
Entypo - 100+ carefully crafted pictograms
Set of 100+ pictograms available in OpenType format, released under CC license.
webdesign  typography  font  icon  design  symbol 
march 2012 by garrettc
Web Symbols typeface
An OFT typeface that includes all frequently used iconographics and symbols on the web.
webdesign  font  font-face  typography  icon  symbol 
november 2011 by garrettc
The next level from a reset. Bootstraps your design with some introductory classes and styles.
css  typography  webdesign  design  font  tools 
may 2011 by garrettc
TK TYPE > Chartwell
Opentype font family for visualising data. Clever.
data  typography  design  information  font  presentation  infographics 
march 2011 by garrettc
Em Calculator
Convert pixels to ems, allows you to add child elements too.
css  webdesign  typography  web  font  html  calculator  tools 
may 2010 by garrettc
So you need a typeface
Flow chart to decide on what font to use for a given purpose. Funny and useful.
typography  design  font  reference  visualisation  infographics 
april 2010 by garrettc
Four Ways to Mix Fonts
Great piece from H&FJ on how to pick fonts that work well together.
typography  design  inspiration  reference  tips  font  howto  tutorial 
march 2010 by garrettc
Measuring Type : Matt Robinson
"Large scale renditions of the typefaces were drawn out with ballpoint pens, allowing the remaining ink levels to display the ink efficiency of each typeface."
typography  design  cool  print  font  inspiration  art  experiment 
january 2010 by garrettc
textorize: Pristine Font rendering for the Web
Sub-pixel font rendering into images via an OSX ruby script. Gives much better results than Photoshop.
typography  ruby  osx  generator  font 
october 2009 by garrettc
Examining Typekit
Mike Davidson, inventor of sIFR, takes a look at TypeKit.
typography  webdesign  font  css  embed  webdevelopment 
june 2009 by garrettc
Font Squirrel - Free fonts with commercial-use licenses
Free fonts with commercial-use licenses. Includes pre-packaged @font-face stacks. Very useful.
typography  font  webdesign  resource  css  font-face  design 
may 2009 by garrettc
Relative readability / Wilson Miner
"...larger type and lower content density is good for readability on the Web" - The photo of printed material next to a screen is fantastic.
reference  webdevelopment  usability  webdesign  text  inspiration  typography  font 
december 2008 by garrettc
Don’t compose without a scale
Not music, an excerpt from The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web.
reference  webdesign  typography  scale  font 
december 2008 by garrettc
Wiki dedicated to webfonts and @font-face embedding
webdevelopment  font  typography  resource 
june 2008 by garrettc
Sexy, Bold And Experimental Typography
I've currently got a bit of a typography fixation going on.
art  article  colour  design  font  gallery  ideas  inspiration  typography  visual 
may 2008 by garrettc
24 ways: Increase Your Font Stacks With Font Matrix
Richard Rutter's incredibly useful font matrix for OS/application font availability
css  design  font  reference  typography  mac  windows 
december 2007 by garrettc
iPhone Fonts
John Gruber takes a look at the default font install on the iPhone and finds some curious choices.
apple  browser  font  iphone  mac  osx  typography  userinterface 
july 2007 by garrettc
Five simple steps to better typography
Mark Boulton's fantastic series of articles on improving web typography.
advice  css  design  font  grid  guide  howto  typography  visual  text  theory  style  reference  layout  webdevelopment  colour 
june 2007 by garrettc
Five simple steps to better typography - Part 4
Relating to the scales of font sizes and why those values are in photoshop in the first place
art  css  design  guide  howto  inspiration  layout  reference  resource  style  text  theory  typography  usability  font  technique 
november 2006 by garrettc
Archive of free fonts. Nice preview function with custom text
art  design  typography  library  downloads  font  free  graphics  inspiration  text 
august 2006 by garrettc
How to size text using ems
Consistent cross-browser font sizing techniques. Another one of those articles that I keep losing.
accessibility  browser  code  css  design  font  formatting  guide  html  internet  tutorial  typography  xhtml  webdevelopment  tips  tricks 
august 2006 by garrettc
Typography for Headlines
Collection of typography examples from Smiley Cat.
blog  design  layout  font  examples  ideas  inspiration  typography  webdevelopment 
june 2006 by garrettc
Comment Design Showcase
Collection of comment design examples from Smiley Cat
blog  community  css  design  examples  font  gallery  interface  layout  reference  inspiration  comments  webdevelopment 
june 2006 by garrettc
Japanese Facemarks (smileys)
I often come across these in IRC from friends over that side of the world. This is a handy list of the most popular.
cool  culture  design  interesting  internet  japan  language  social  writing  emoticons  font  computer 
december 2005 by garrettc

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