mcherm + typography   51

One space between each sentence, they said. Science just proved them wrong. - The Washington Post
A study claims to show that 2 spaces after a period is better. But the study used a Courier font, so I maintain that it is invalid. Also, clever journalism (and the title broke their web code).
writing  typography  journalism  via:HackerNews 
may 2018 by mcherm
Monospaced Programming Fonts with Ligatures - Scott Hanselman
Some programming fonts with weird ligatures for displaying things that programmers use. A few are useful, but mostly I think this would be distracting to me.
typography  fonts  programming  via:HackerNews 
july 2017 by mcherm
How the Web Became Unreadable
There's a trend lately to not use enough contrast in text. It's hard on people with bad eyes.
webdesign  vision  typography  disabilities  via:HackerNews 
october 2016 by mcherm
How Typography Affects Readers
A good essay on typography. Mentions actual research on its effects and some specific practical advice.
typography  via:HackerNews 
december 2013 by mcherm
Avería – The Average Font
He created a font by "averaging" together all the fonts on his computer.
typography  via:boingboing 
february 2012 by mcherm
The font for people with dyslexia
A font whose creator claims that it benefits people who have dyslexia.
learningdisability  dyslexia  typography  fonts 
december 2011 by mcherm
16 Pixels: For Body Copy. Anything Less Is A Costly Mistake - Smashing Magazine | Smashing Magazine
You should use 16 pixel sizes for text on your website because people sit far from the screen and they get old (hence, poor vision).
webdesign  typography  personal_net  via:reddit 
october 2011 by mcherm
How to Understand Typography Like a Professional Designer - How-To Geek
A brief summary of some basic points and terminology in typography. Little practical advice.
typography  via:HackerNews 
october 2010 by mcherm
Hivelogic - Top 10 Programming Fonts
Some programming fonts. Lots of people recommend Droid Sans Mono, particularly the version with the slashed zero (
programming  fonts  typography 
august 2010 by mcherm
Google Code Blog: Introducing the Google Font API & Google Font Directory
Google is offering some open-source fonts, and making them available in a place where web designers can use them. Fabulous!
via:HackerNews  typography  fonts  html  webdevelopment  webdesign  google  opensource 
may 2010 by mcherm
What the iPad is Missing (No, it’s not a Camera) | The FontFeed
Complaints that the iPad should have done a better job of handling typography.
typography  fonts  apple  ipad 
may 2010 by mcherm
Periodic_Table_of_Typefaces_large.jpg (JPEG Image, 3150x2100 pixels) - Scaled (34%)
A periodic table of the elements for typefaces. One interesting thing is the categories they put them in.
via:HackerNews  fonts  typography 
may 2010 by mcherm
My Evolution of Type Taste from Grade School to Present
The list of fonts she liked at various stages of her life, and the reasons. Written by a professional font designer (or at least lettering designer).
february 2010 by mcherm
Two Teeny Tiny Fonts
Fonts that make use of sub-pixel resolution. One is (barely) readable at *3 pixels tall*!
typography  via:reddit 
february 2010 by mcherm
Web Open Font Format backed by Mozilla, type foundries - Ars Technica
Someone proposes a format for web fonts (with no DRM), and the font foundries don't object.
typography  browsers  via:ArsTechnica  ArsTechnica 
november 2009 by mcherm
Cheese or Font
Yes, it's a typography joke. Also a food joke. Given various names, identify whether they are a type of cheese, or a font.
typography  funny 
september 2009 by mcherm
Op-Art - The Write Stuff -
Forget the cursive they taught in schools: learn italic instead.
writing  typography  handwriting  nytimes  via:HackerNews 
september 2009 by mcherm
Yes, somebody cares enough about typography to criticize movies that have typographical anachronisms.
via:NedBatchelder  typography  movies  personal_net 
july 2009 by mcherm
Fuck the foundries [dive into mark]
A rant on why fonts will become open source soon. Basically, it comes down to this: non-free fonts can't be used on the web. Today the open source fonts are much poorer quality, but soon they will take over the world because they have one key advantage: you can use them.
typography  opensource  copyright 
april 2009 by mcherm
px - em - % - pt - keyword: Specifying font sizes in HTML - css-tricks
Everything you need to know about how to specify the size of text in web pages.
typography  html  webdesign  webdevelopment  css  refs 
april 2009 by mcherm
8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography In Your Designs | CSS | Smashing Magazine
A few of the basic principles of typography. Particularly useful to read if you don't even know what "typography" is all about.
typography  via:HackerNews 
april 2009 by mcherm
Anonymous - a monospace font
A free font that might be decent for programming. Looks nice.
programming  typography  free  fonts  via:reddit 
february 2009 by mcherm
Take a look at the Ecofont
A rather silly font: they put holes in the letters "to save on ink". I give it no credibility.
via:slashdot  environment  typography 
december 2008 by mcherm
A very well done piece of advertising. Unfortunately, only typography wonks will get the jokes... but they're really funny. It animates the character of "Max Kerning" who is... never mind: just watch it yourself.
typography  advertising  funny 
november 2008 by mcherm
Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds
A useful tool to build "word clouds" that make neat use of typography.
useful  via:NedBatchelder  typography  cloud  images  webdesign 
june 2008 by mcherm
Firefox 3: Fonts and text
Apparently, the rendering of text in Firefox 3 is totally revamped: it can handle kerning, ligatures, even highlighting PART of a ligature when selected. It will also search around for a font (any font) that can render an otherwise unavailable character.
typography  fonts  firefox  via:digg 
june 2008 by mcherm
nudist typeface : craig oldham
A font with fig leaves in the inappropriate places.
typography  funny  fonts 
march 2008 by mcherm
Ironic Sans: Idea: A new typography term
What you get when you have improper kerning: "Keming". (Look closely and think about it.)
typography  funny  via:boingboing 
february 2008 by mcherm
The Scourge of Arial
A story of early typefaces and how Ariel was created as a poor imitation of Helvetica, then popularized by Microsoft.
typography  history  Microsoft 
january 2008 by mcherm
Seussian Latin Extensions
Dr. Seuss' "On Beyond Zebra" is assigned some unicode values. Is this real?
typography  language  funny  books  unicode  via:boingboing 
october 2007 by mcherm
Coding Horror: Measuring Font Legibility
Highway signs improved by carefully designing a new font.
blogentry  typography  fonts  design 
august 2007 by mcherm
Anti-Grain Geometry - Texts Rasterization Exposures
Interesting article describing how to use sub-pixel positioning for text. It's not settled practice: the article advocates using something new and controversial, but it's an interesting read.
typography  articles 
july 2007 by mcherm

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