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Variable Fonts with Dan Rhatigan

Dan Rhatigan took the time to tell us everything we needed to know about variable fonts—a collaboration between some of the biggest names in technology.

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Google Noto: A Typeface That’s Preserving History

Today is the last day for Early Bird entries to Print‘s Typography & Lettering Awards! Don’t miss your chance to be featured among the greats in Print magazine! Enter today. Google and Monotype are making history. The two partnered together to create Noto: a typeface five years in the making. The new face can be used across...

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Good Typographic Design for the Web

Is it possible to achieve good typographic design on the web? Here, dive into the history of web typography - and how to make the most of tools today.

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A Stan Mack Cartoon Chronicle of Revolutions Foretold

Stan Mack’s “Real Life Funnies” strip, created in the mid-1970s for the “Village Voice,” presaged the documentary comics of artists such as Art Spiegelman and Joe Sacco. And now it appears that his Print feature from 17 years ago also anticipated today’s digital communications environment. Here’s Mack’s personal, behind-the-scenes details about one such story....

A Pinterest Cheatsheet for Design and Color Fans

Social-media-watchers are ablaze lately with the news: Pinterest appears to be THE next hot tool. While Slate’s Farhad Manjoo gave a not-meant-for-me review of the tool (his article title, “Cupcakes, Boots and Shirtless Jake Gyllenhaal”, says it all), Pinterest’s numbers are indeed exploding. The site hit 10 million monthly unique visitors faster than any...

Post-Google Analytics

Months ago, while planning the topics I’d cover in articles through the conclusion of 2011, I had in mind to write something about search. It had been a while—almost two years at that point—since I last wrote anything about search specifically, though I had covered all sorts of things related to search many times...

Stop Accepting Defaults

An interesting confluence of writings in the media: several authors questioning the use of defaults (some several years ago), most using their exploration to define why usage of default systems are a terrible idea. The current overuse of default systems in visual design: Rob Giampetro and Rudy Vanderlans. Google’s efforts and spendings in keeping...

Today's Obsession: Gaming Google

photo: Flickr member Recently I picked apart what I thought was a pretty cool usage of microdata at Google—using it to specify recipes in their search results. But, of course, the black hat SEO community (black hat being how dishonest is pronounced in nerd) is completely gaming their results. It seems the Google-included snippets...

Today's Obsession: Recipes on Google

The other day, Google announced on its developer blog that it’s going to begin including rich snippets of recipes from the web. This is great news for idiots like myself and my boyfriend who insist upon cooking based upon complete strangers’ websites. (Related: would you like to try some peanut and chicken stew from...