Fount is a browser bookmarklet that identifies any web font you select from a web page.
Everyone is excited about the new possibilities in web typography coming with CSS 3 and web fonts – and rightly so.At the same time, everyone is annoyed by the tedious work of matching and adjusting web fonts, let alone writing CSS code for this purpose.While we are, as everyone is, glad about Typekit, Google Web […]
After designing for the web for over 15 years, it’s exciting to see more typefaces finally becoming available for the web beyond the original 7-10 web fonts, or image replacement with JS/Flash. For a quick background on how web fonts have evolved, see the excerpt below from FontFeed from November 18, 2009. The August 2007 […]
It’s been fun to see new scripts and themes developed to “Helveticize” the web, starting with Google Reader, then Google Calendar, Gmail, and now Twitter. If you’re a Helvetica lover, you’re in luck. Get rid of multiple fonts and cluttered interfaces and give your apps a minimalist makeover. It is just a visual makeover, though, […]
The graphic design world and typography-lovers everywhere were miffed last week over IKEA’s switch from Futura to Verdana. From Typophile: IKEA abandons ~50 years of Futura and Century Schoolbook for Verdana. In an interview with Swedish design magazine CAP&DESIGN (translation here) the reason for the change is to be able to use the same font […]
If you’re a designer, you’ve probably used WhatTheFont, the service that can identify a font from a photo, web graphic or scanned image. Now you can get those same features on your iPhone just by taking a photo with the WhatTheFont for iPhone app. You’ll need to have internet access on your phone so the […]