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Today's Obsession: 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and The Web

20 Things I Learned About Browsers and The Web is a lovely little book, sort of, created by the Google Chrome team to do a couple of helpful things. Firstly, for us more advanced users, it displays what Chrome can do with HTML5-based goodies, and it gives an important conceptual reason why we should...

The Future of Web Fonts Is Sooner Than It Used To Be

In his opening keynote, Roger Black couldn’t have been more succinct: The future of typography is “all about screen fonts.” So naturally, for  TypeCon 2010′s “The Future is Now” panels, the topic was “Web Fonts.” And for the second half, the stage was packed with 14 typography-related business people. Okay, businessmen. The full session...

Bad Taste: The Key To Success?

Everywhere I look, a concept seems to be repeating itself: The biggest brands have a horrible sense of design, and the better-looking brands are far behind in views and/or customers. Every day, an alarmingly high number of people choose YouTube over Vimeo, Windows over MacOS10, and Explorer over, well, any other browser.

Today's Obsession: Facebook Becomes Useful

Facebook has quietly unveiled one of the largest recommendation engines on the web. (This happened on July 2nd, while most Americans were preparing to grill, blow up or set afire anything they could find over the following weekend.) It’s is a pretty clear volley on Facebook’s part aimed straight at Google’s front door. This...