Paragraph Text: The Last Frontier of Web Typography


In my last arti­cle, “The Past and Present of Web Typog­ra­phy”, I’ve dis­cussed alter­na­tives to browser core fonts. Since font replace­ment for para­graphs is unre­al­is­tic, for the time being we have to make do with core fonts. If we’re forced to use these sys­tem fonts what sort of con­trol do we have over set­ting them? Read More »

The Past and Present of Web Typography


The core four: Geor­gia, Ver­dana, Arial, and Times. Famil­iar to most, as the web safe fonts. All solid choices for max­i­mum com­pat­i­bil­ity. Nearly all of com­put­ers show them accu­rately (as shown below).

Update: Type designer Rod McDon­ald pro­vided cor­rec­tions to my sloppy wiki-research. Read More »

Need an icon? Try Icon Finder


Search­ing for icons is a lit­tle like a trea­sure hunt. That is, if the trea­sure was spread all over in the hard­est to reach places. The prob­lem is you end up lik­ing one or two icons in a whole set and throw­ing out the rest. There’s a solu­tion and it’s called Icon Finder. All the icons you could ever need with licens­ing infor­ma­tion just a quick click away.

Icon Cred­its

I used Icon Finder heav­ily on my site and would like to credit some of the many won­der­ful icon design­ers who help us all look so good.

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