Although we love WordPress, we’re not always “all WordPress, all the time” around here. This post is going to be about how to spruce up your Blogger site using custom fonts that are cross-browser compatible. Blogger is great if you don’t have time or patience to learn all the ins and outs of a larger… (read more)
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Yesterday we released our fifth Museum Theme, Ex Libris. If you’re reading this today (August 4, 2010), there’s still time to get $10 of the purchase price with the coupon code ‘exlibris’ (no quotes). Ex Libris was designed for typophiles and writers, putting the focus on type and content rather than graphics and bells and whistles. Everything about the theme was done with readability in mind, from the background color to the font size, but we also added some of our own creative flair to give it a bit of minimalist edginess. We used fonts from the reputable exljbris font foundry, which also inspired the name of the WordPress theme. We’re excited about the powerful type controls we’ve added to the options page, allowing users to have full control over […]
Webfonts are literally changing the face of web design (no pun intended). Even just between the time I wrote my last post on @font-face and now, there have been numerous additions to best practices and available services for invoking new, creative typefaces in your web pages. It’s dizzying getting started because there’s just so much out there and new methods of calling fonts are cropping up all the time. In this article, I talk about what the web font formats are, where to get them and how to use them. What the options are TrueType/OpenType – I’m not going to go into the difference between TrueType and OpenType in this post. The two things exist and they are more or less the same and are typically the most common font […]
Doing Only Crooked Shit is a design duo based in Sao Paolo and Leeds, UK that does visual art, graffiti, design and illustration. And they’re pretty much awesome. I discovered them via their Times New Yorker free font available on DaFont. Their illustrations and graffiti art explore typography and pop culture in new and interesting… Continue reading Graffiti Art and Design by DOCS
Increasingly, the new big thing in web design is the inclusion of @font-face in CSS3 and most modern browsers. Why is @font-face such a big deal? To understand that, you must first understand the limitations of web design in the past as it applies to typefaces. To that end, a personal anecdote: Like thousands of… Continue reading About Face