“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.
“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.”
You can find the full article @BUILDINTERNET.
“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.”
Requirements: jQuery Framework & CSS3
License: License Free
This article was written by WebAppers.
“Today we will be starting with a new post string where we will be featuring designer portfolios weekly. Today will be the first installation of these posts, but we want to make sure that the showcased portfolios do inspire you. We also want to involve the community in these posts and do highly encourage you to post a link to your portfolio in the comments if you would like it featured on Creativeoverflow in the future.”
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