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Advanced web typography: Kerning » Blog » Elliot Jay Stocks

by sbrothier
The simplest way to turn on kerning is to use text-rendering: optimizeLegibility;, which, depending on the browser, will also enable other OpenType features. Like I said yesterday, though, that this isn’t an official CSS property and in theory could become unsupported at any time. It’s also been known to cause a few issues.

Best New Web Fonts of 2013 | Design in the browser with web fonts and real content — Typecast

by sbrothier
2013 was a big step forward in the quest for a more beautiful, readable web. We saw an impressive 160% increase in the number of sites adopting custom web fonts and were spoiled with an unprecedented selection of faces that excel on screen. Today, Jake Giltsoff presents his favorites from the Class of 2013—those brand new designs that you’ll defo want to try out in the year ahead

2013

Tailor-Made Type for Web Design | Design in the browser with web fonts and real content — Typecast

by sbrothier
As we all know, just because a font is available on the web does not mean it was designed for the web. Today, Dan Eden looks at a few screen-optimized typefaces available from Fonts.com, which are also free for all Typecast customers to use on live sites!

Welcome to Cloud.typography | Webfonts by H&FJ

by sbrothier & 1 other (via)
Now all your communications can speak in the same clear voice. Introducing Cloud.typography from H&FJ, the webfont solution for design professionals.

Google Webfonts that Don’t Suck | SachaGreif.com

by sbrothier
Webfonts services like Typekit are great, but for a lot of cases they’re just not practical. For example, if you’re developing a WordPress theme, you can’t ask potential buyers to buy a monthly subscription, and you can’t bundle a font with the theme either unless it’s free.

2012

Convert Woff Web Font => OpenType Font

by sbrothier & 1 other
Now you can use the woff font in your mockup, lets say you found some cool free font on the web and its in woff forma and you want to see how it will look in your mockup. But no graphics program will let you use the woff font format as a regular font. That's where this nice little tool comes in.(since the above happen to me) Here you can bridge the gap between the graphics program and the woff font.

Symbolset

by sbrothier & 2 others
Symbolsets are semantic symbol fonts. They work in modern browsers and anywhere OpenType features are supported.

Just My Type

by sbrothier
A collection of nice font stacks. Inspired by Typestacks. Fonts from Typekit. Stacks with a price label indicate that certain fonts are only available on one of Typekit’s paid plans. If you ask me, it’s worth every penny. Go sign up.

Love Hotels and Unicode | ReignDesign

by sbrothier & 1 other
On Sunday 28 October I attended Shanghai Barcamp 9, organised by TechYizu. It was great to catch up with everyone in the local tech scene. Barcamps are "unconferences", meaning anyone can show up without registering, and give a talk on a geeky topic of their choice. Here's my talk from the event, on love hotels and Unicode.

2011

Even easier mobile web fonts with Typekit and Mobify « The Typekit Blog

by sbrothier
Typekit is excited to announce a partnership with Mobify which will allow designers to unify their desktop and mobile experiences. One of our first joint customers is Wired, who has used the new integration to revamp their mobile presence.

2010

Firefox 4: OpenType font feature support ✩ Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog

by sbrothier & 1 other
The -moz-font-feature-settings CSS property permits control over kerning, ligatures, alternates, real small caps and stylistic sets to name just a few.

Lost World's Fairs

by sbrothier
Internet Explorer 9 now supports WOFF, and the Friends of Mighty have joined forces to explore typographic possibilities on the web.

Webtype

by sbrothier
Webtype is a collaboration of leaders in type and technology formed to offer designers and developers the best quality professional fonts for their websites. In the past, designers have faced significant limitations and technical challenges in deploying fonts on their websites. With Webtype, consistent typographic fidelity will finally be available with a new palette of professional fonts tailored specifically for the web. Webtype was built from the ground up to provide the quality, consistency, flexibility, and reliability that designers and webmasters require for their work. Backed by a team of respected type experts, software engineers, and sales & support personnel, customers will be able to customize the typography of their sites quickly, reliably, and economically without sacrificing quality and readability.

Lettering.JS | daverupert.com

by sbrothier & 3 others
Paravel has just wrapped up an exciting secret project with three of the web’s most talented designers: Jason Santa Maria, Frank Chimero, and Naz Hamid. These designs are epic, like 18,123px epic. Working with these guys was a complete joy. There were a few fun development challenges and – as you might expect from these gentlemen – a lot of fancy typography work in the delivered PSDs.

The League of Moveable Type

by sbrothier & 17 others
We're done with the tired old fontstacks of yesteryear. Enough with the limitations of the web, we won't have it. It's time to raise our standards. Here, you'll find only the most well-made, free & open-source, @font-face ready fonts.

FontFonter

by sbrothier & 3 others
Web FontFonts are high quality, screen-optimized fonts designed specifically for web use. Learn more » FontFonter uses custom CSS and other techniques to temporarily replace a site’s font styles with Web FontFonts.

Fighting the @font-face FOUT « Paul Irish

by sbrothier & 4 others (via)
I really don't like the text upgrade FOUT, so I personally prefer webkit's technique. But either way, we want the font loaded ASAP, so let's speed it up!

Google Font Directory

by sbrothier & 15 others
The Google Font Directory lets you browse all the fonts available via the Google Font API. All fonts in the directory are available for use on your website under an open source license and served by Google servers.

Typekit and Google Announce Open Source Collaboration « The Typekit Blog

by sbrothier & 2 others
Using real fonts on the web is no longer something to look forward to – the technology is ready, the industry has responded, and designers are building sites with them every day. We are excited to be part of this shift in how the web works, and we’re happy to be able to give back to the community through open source.

Font Finder :: Add-ons for Firefox

by sbrothier (via)
FontFinder is created for designers, developers and typographers. It allows a user to analyze the font information of any element on a page, copy any piece(s) of that information to the clipboard, and perform inline replacements to test new layouts.

Boing Boing’s Redesign Uncovers the Dark Side of Web Fonts | Webmonkey | Wired.com

by sbrothier
So does that mean there isn’t going to be a way to use @font-face until Windows XP is a dim memory? Well you could always use JavaScript to detect the operating system and selectively applying @font-face to an OS that can render it. That (among other things, like licensing complexities) is one of the potential problems startups like the TypeKit project are hoping to solve.

How to Detect Font-Smoothing Using JavaScript

by sbrothier & 1 other (via)
Testing font-smoothing in most Windows web browsers is easy since it can be turned off inside the Display control panel. However, when using Safari for Windows, it is necessary to navigate inside Safari’s Appearance preferences and set the Font-smoothing option to Windows Standard.

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