Indian Flowers

This theme, inspired by vintage Indian batiks and tapestries, exudes grace and sophistication.  6 color palettes are available so you can choose the one to fit your mood, office or season.  Built into the theme are our normal treasure trove of customized social networking icons, automagic Twitter hovercards for @usernames and configurable tweet displays, and… (read more)

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New Museum Theme: Ex Libris

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 […]

Ex Libris

Ex Libris was designed for writers and typophiles.  Lacking fancy graphical bells and whistles, we focussed our attention, instead, on making your content readable with full typographic control.  Ex Libris features a unique approach to choosing the typography for your site.  Rather than relying on the tired basic web fonts, we’ve embedded the gorgeous free… (read more)

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A new theme in the works

We spent the day today hammering out some ideas for a new Museum Theme.  We wanted to do something for those typophiles and writers out there; something minimalist with an emphasis on typography and a unique design.  The result is Ex Libris, which will be coming very soon. Design options Ex Libris will have 3… (read more)

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Jumping on the webfont bandwagon

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 […]

Graffiti Art and Design by DOCS

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

About Face

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

Is Comic Sans really a bad font?

Comic frickin’ Sans …do you even  have to ask? i get the SitePoint newsletter, Design View.  I used to pretty much auto-delete these or filter them to my spambox but when i started using Outlook again, and was creating rules to keep my inbox clean, i decided to just filter it to the folder where all… Continue reading Is Comic Sans really a bad font?