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Beautiful Site: KetchStudio.com

This single page site is the online home for Ketch Studio, an Italian design and development company. Single page sites are a rather popular style and the offer up some unique problems and opportunities. Fortunately, the designers of this site not only overcame the potential problems. In fact, they made a distinctly styled site...

A Beautiful Site: Smashapp.com

Smashapp is a site dedicated to highlighting coolest apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The site not only features a flow of fantastic apps, but it also highlights an app of the day. I love many things about the design of this site, but a few items in particular really make it...

My 10 Best (and One Worst) Design Items of the Half-Year

My editor told me, “Everyone likes an end-of-year list, right?” Well, I don’t. But this one’s for you, James. Happy 2011! These date back to early July, when Imprint officially launched. First the Worst. The worst “Mad Men / Creative Revolution” quote during the last half of this year ~ “So fuck you, Mad...

Today's Obsession: A Long Way to Go

Shortly after I posted about a new plugin for WordPress allowing embedded typography, Stephen Coles of Typographica commented quickly that it didn’t look so great. He was right, and it’s something I’ve been increasingly frustrated with as time goes on: crap hinting. Stephen’s followed up with a full post on rendering in browsers and...

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...

Today's Obsession: Typekit, now with more Adobe

Typekit has partnered with Adobe to allow you to use real Adobe typography in your website designs. The difference between this and Typekit partnering with its previous stellar collection of collaborators: it’s frigging Adobe. and everyone has a copy of AGaramond floating around somewhere. Serving Typekit is ridiculously easy. It’s a couple lines of...

Roger Black Discusses Future Potential for Type Design

Roger Black is currently embroiled in design disputes … again! At New York’s Type 1987, Roger went head-to-head with Paula Scher over ITC’s version of Garamond. At AIGA’s Miami conference in 1993, during his stint at Esquire, it was him against David “Raygun” Carson, fighting about publication design. But hey, that was way back...

Today's Obsession: Font Math Explained at TypeKit

Ever-helpful and ever-useful, TypeKit breaks down font math, and how to deal with that in CSS. This shows you how to think about typefaces’ relative sizes and space constraints while working within CSS and the spacing methods used between the browsers, which (of course)  are all different.