1. Surprise and Delight: The Fonticons Beta UI is awesome

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    from Chris Ford Added 42 0 0

    A Fonticons Beta review. It's useful while also making a task that's usually a chore and something fun. How? With a great user interface and experience.

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    • AEA Video: Jason Santa Maria – ‘On Web Typography’

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      Achieving a thorough grasp of typography can take a lifetime, but moving beyond the basics is within your reach right now, as Jason Santa Maria explains in this hour-long design presentation captured live at An Event Apart Boston on June 18, 2012. Through an understanding of our design tools and how they relate to the web as a medium, we can empower ourselves to use type in meaningful and powerful ways. Learn how to look at typefaces with a discerning eye, different approaches to typographic planning, how typography impacts the act of reading, and how to choose and combine appropriate typefaces from an aesthetic and technical point of view. An Event Apart Boston 2012 featured 12 great speakers and sessions, plus a full day workshop on designing for mobile and beyond. More videos will be posted here soon. An Event Apart will hold eight conferences in 2013. Attend the one nearest you, or pick a city you’ve always wanted to visit. For details, visit aneventapart.com.

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      • Adam Twardoch ISType 2012, June 15

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        THE GIANT LEAP pt.2 Until a couple of decades ago, typography was almost exclusively viewed in terms of printed work: books, magazines, posters, brochures. So-called new media have changed that — especially, of course, the internet. But both the design itself and the discussions or theory about it lacked the sophisticated tools and criteria that have been developed, over centuries, for print. This is now rapidly changing. Since less than two years, the general acceptance of web fonts specifications, embedded in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), has been allowing web designers to create typographic designs almost as sophisticated as those found in printed media. However, there are still a lot of misunderstandings and complications about typography for the web or for mibile devices. Good design for big and small screens takes a different set of skills and different sensibilities; and in spite of recent progress, not everything that's possible in print can be done on the screen. Jan Middendorp (type critic, book and magazine designer) and Adam Twardoch (font technologist extraordinaire) jointly discuss the giant leap from typographic tradition to dynamic digital communication.

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        • Jan Middendorp ISType 2012, June 15

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          THE GIANT LEAP pt.1 Until a couple of decades ago, typography was almost exclusively viewed in terms of printed work: books, magazines, posters, brochures. So-called new media have changed that — especially, of course, the internet. But both the design itself and the discussions or theory about it lacked the sophisticated tools and criteria that have been developed, over centuries, for print. This is now rapidly changing. Since less than two years, the general acceptance of web fonts specifications, embedded in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), has been allowing web designers to create typographic designs almost as sophisticated as those found in printed media. However, there are still a lot of misunderstandings and complications about typography for the web or for mibile devices. Good design for big and small screens takes a different set of skills and different sensibilities; and in spite of recent progress, not everything that's possible in print can be done on the screen. Jan Middendorp (type critic, book and magazine designer) and Adam Twardoch (font technologist extraordinaire) jointly discuss the giant leap from typographic tradition to dynamic digital communication.

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          • Jon Tan – Welcome to the brave new world of web type – beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf 2011

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            It’s a brave new world of web typography, but designers still face the same tasks they always have on the Web. How to choose and set type beautifully for display, headlines, and at large sizes, as well as how to do the same for body text, at small sizes. Our paper has changed to pixels, and typefaces are changing with it. This talk navigates the world of web type, and explores the why as well as the how of setting type beautifully, on the Web, today. Additional material for this talk: Slides: http://speakerdeck.com/u/jon/p/welcome-to-a-brave-new-world-of-web-type Find out about our events at http://beyondtellerrand.com and follow us on twitter @btconf (http://twitter.com/btconf)

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            • The Impetus Behind Typecast

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              Typecast is a tool for designing web pages using real web fonts. Designer Chris Armstrong talks about the reasoning behind a tool like Typecast, and tells you how you can request an invitation to the beta program. More at http://typecastapp.com

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