All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Fonts’
Are all the Apple users ready for a font change? Everyone loves a font change! Love it or not, a new look might be coming to your iOS and Mac OS devices. 9to5Mac‘s Mark Gurman quotes the ubiquitous sources with knowledge of the situation, who say that when Apple unveils its new operating systems iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, …
Could something as little as changing what font it uses on documents save the US Government millions of dollars each year? Yes, says student Suvir Mirchandani. The 14-year-old discovered his findings when he decided to look for ways to cut waste and save his Pittsburgh-area middle school money. As part of a science project, the sixth grader decided he was …
Google doesn’t pretend to have every font you might want available in Google Web Fonts. Now, they’re pointing you to alternative sources when they don’t have what you’re looking for. In a brief post the the Web Font Blog, Google software engineer writes: We know that finding the right font for your website or blog is a personal choice, and …
Adobe announced a lot of new Web development tools today at its Create The Web keynote. The company hopes developers and creators will use its newly Edge tools to push the Web forward. Two of the Edge tools announced today were Edge Web Fonts and Typekit, both of which feature open source fonts. Joining the launch of these tools, Adobe …
Google’s Matt Cutts put up a new Webmaster Help video, discussing how Google handles font replacement. The video was created in response to a user-submitted question: How does Google view font replacement (ie. Cufan, SIFR, FLIR)? Are some methods better than others, are all good, all bad? “So we have mentioned some specific stuff like SIFR that we’re OK with. …
Tired of Arial, Times New Roman and Courier? Google wants to spruce up your documents with 450 new fonts. “Often the best way to get your point across is to present your idea in a creative, captivating way,” they say in a blog post. “Today, we added over 450 new fonts to Google documents to make it easier for you …
One time, during a fairly boring lecture in one of my unremarkable college courses, something amazing happened. My professor put up the title page from a student’s essay and began mercilessly berating said student for one simply failure. They used Comic Sans. Of course the name was blacked out and nobody could possibly know which student had committed the unforgivable …
With a move that can only be described as “sheer brazenness,” Google’s weblog service, Blogger.com, has introduced a feature that may just be the tipping point between order and chaos in society: the introduction of 35 additional fonts to their blog service.
Perhaps “unleashing” captures the moment better than the word “introduction.”
Google has introduced a new Gmail Labs feature, which gives Gmail users control over the default style of their text. In other words, you can set how you like your text to appear normally, and it will automatically appear that way.
Google is updating the default font faces associated with specific AdSense ad formats. The decision to do so is based on findings that different fonts perform better with different formats.
Clean is better. Eye-tracking studies say so. Web copy should be bulleted, concise, easy. Photos should be informative, not decorative. White space is good. And guys like looking at George Brett’s protective cup.
You weren’t expecting that last part were you?
I wasn’t either. But this post on effective news article design proves it.
Newspapers have had trouble transitioning from print to the Web. They’re used to doing things differently.
I’m prejudiced against certain fonts. Like others, I’m a product of my environment; I was raised to believe that fonts with tails were superior to fonts without. Serifs (the little tails) have personality (even chutzpa!) that draws the reader in, satisfying his need for connectivity and deeper comprehension. No tails, no soul.
A typical challenge faced by Flash developers like me is getting fonts to look like you want them to.
Fonts make a big difference to the look and experience of the website. Usage of fonts requires sense of aesthetics and discretion. We have the liberty to use any font we want in an image but when we specify the fonts for the text on a web page, we need to ensure that we use only “browser safe” fonts.
In a previous article, I mentioned that it’s important to know how your pages will appear to surfers, so that you have more control over your image. You should choose a sensible font that most surfers will have installed on their system, and include at least one other similar font as a back-up alternative in your font tags or style sheet.
Overall I like the design and layout and I think it works well. The colors give it a very classy look and suggests a high-quality product. The product page seems very intuitive and I am a big fan of the “We also recommend..” cross-sell approach. I think this sets the stage for a functional shopping cart, which maximizes impulse puchasing trends. I think this a great design. It is easy to use and again, very intuitive.
Choosing the right typeface for your website copy is important, since it will affect the way your readers perceive your page (serious and formal, or friendly and casual). Aside from this, there are also important usability concerns. For example, some font types are more easily readable than others, and some are more widely available.
Web is a constantly changing medium, so does web design. Designers like to experiment from time to time. Some of the results may be attractive, but do they really add to the overall value of a design, or are they there just to decrease usability? I believe the latter is true for the following five design decisions.
I have read that the only font that search engines are capable of reading are the fonts used by browsers. That if you use a custom font, such as Bookman, that it will be not be able to spider your site. I, prior to reading this, changed my font from the browser font to Bookman. I am concerned now that it will affect my ranking. If it is true, is there a way to get around this and still use the custom font?
Among the many things that have changed in design, the instant gratification of adding a new font to my system is among my favorites. Gone are the days when type was selected from a book and an order placed with a typesetter. Now, computer users are able, and required, to download, install, and maintain hundreds of fonts. Problems arise when different users – clients, designers, printers, and colleagues – share files. Each user must have the same fonts (and version) to ensure that the file will be displayed and reproduced properly.