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“The possibility of embedding any font you like into websites via @font-face is an additional stylistic device which promises to abolish the monotony of the usual system fonts. It surely would be all too easy if there was only one Web font format out there. Instead, there’s quite a variety, as you will get to know in this article.

This quick introduction to @font-face will lead you towards a guide through the @font-face kit generator. If you want to make Web use of your already licensed desktop fonts, read up on how to embed them from your own server. Topped up with some helpful tips, tricks and workarounds, this article will hopefully provide some useful insights.”

Read the full article @ SMASHING MAG.

“Typography is the art and techniques of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading, tracking and kerning.

We have selected 60 Most Stunning Typography Inspiration of All Time. Please feel free to suggest your favourite ones as well. Enjoy”

Checkout the full article @THEDESIGNINSPIRATION.com

“Today, I present to you a small handful of informational tidbits which will act as glimpses into the world of a typography enthusiast.

You may not currently think about the impact of a period, types of fonts, or understand why people grumble about Comic Sans, but hopefully after this article, you might.

1. New York Times Nameplate – The Impact of a Period

The period in the New York Times nameplate died on February 21, 1967. Around the time of the removal, they put out a news release claiming that removing the period from the nameplate would save tons of ink every year.

Although the alleged ink savings were beneficial, they were not the original reason for the redesign, theTimes was looking to update it’s appearance and hired Ed Benguiat to make a number of typographical alterations. According to his Wikipedia page, Benguiat has designed over 600 typefaces, including Playboy, Sports Illustrated, and, the original Planet of the Apes film.”

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You can find the full article @BUILDINTERNET.

CSS3 is truly amazing. It gives web designers the ability to create flexible and easily reusable design elements, and reduces our reliance on images and graphics editors. This is a guide shows you how to create stylish social media buttons using CSS3, HTML, and some freely available social media icons.”

You can also read the full article @ SIXREVISIONS.COM

“Addy Osmani shows us how you can create a kick-ass animated Shine Effect with jQuery & CSS3 and then use it to create your very own Shiny Gallery ‘ShineTime’. This effect is useful in making your user interface elements look like they’re a real polaroid photo (or made of glass) and the best part is, it’s not that difficult to achieve.

You’ll also learn today how you can successfully use layering in your designs to give your gallery that extra bit of detail that can make it stand out from the others.”

Shimer

Requirements: jQuery Framework & CSS3
Demo: http://www.addyosmani.com/resources/shinetime/
License: License Free

This article was written by WebAppers.

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“How far and how long have you gone for that perfect pair of jeans? A lot of you are shaking your head right now, a soft smile starting to play on your lips. Some of you are thinking “A perfect pair of jeans is pure myth!” and some of you lucky ones are thinking “How true! It took me so long but I finally got that pair that makes me look like a million bucks”. I am not just talking about girls here but guys too. A few of you are looking up at the browser address bar to make sure you are rightfully on a design blog and have not mistakenly arrived on a fashion rag. Why jeans? I’ll tell you why! I am going to be talking about the importance of typography in a logo today and I felt that the jeans analogy was spot on. Compare the logo to a casually dressed person. Most logos are made up of a “mark” and a “type” just as a person would be dressed in a top and a bottom item of clothing. Now imagine the “mark” to be a tee. It can be sober, funky, playful, muted or bold. It is always visual though just like the creative designs on a tee. Now imagine the “type” to be a pair of jeans. The right pair of jeans would not only emphasize the tee but also make the person look great, the wrong pair on the other hand could make a $100 tee look like a dish rag and in effect make the person look shabby and uninteresting. The right “type” in a logo not only sets the mood for the tone of the business .. casual, formal, playful, corporate; but also enhances the ‘mark” making it very memorable and binding the whole logo in creative brilliance. That is why like jeans enthusiasts, logo designers spend an awful lot of time hunting for the right type to suit the mark they have created. Good fonts are to logo designers what shoes are to some women. You can never have enough. Let us take a look at some amazing free fonts available that would jazz up a logo, making it look extremely creative and professional if used correctly. It is about time designers and list creators broke free from the likes of the same old Fontin, Delicious, Fertigo and Helvetica which are great, but a tad overused.”

This article was written by  Sneh Roy

Sneh Roy is a web designer/content developer by day and the creative force behind LBOI by night. She is also the co-founder of Stars We Love and Cook Republic. With coffee running through her veins, she enthusiastically battles each day, one design at a time! Connect with her on Twitter.

Checkout the full article with many logo examples @ Littleboxofideas.

 

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