Fontographer The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing - Issue 16.4 July / August 2011 "Fontographer 5.1 is the best-in-class font editor, the flagship application that has launched a thousand faces (and more). Not only does it excel as a powerful and flexible font editor, it enables the serious typographer to customize their existing fonts, add new glyphs as needed; critically adjust kerning and spacing; convert old fonts to a new format; and more." ? ? ? ? "Fontographer 5.0, a Font Software product from fontlab.com, gets a 5 Stars SoftSea Rating" ? "The new FOG5 is head-and-shoulders above my previous mainstay, FOG4.7. ? ? ?
I Love Typography I Love Typography — Typography Insight - New ways of learning&teaching typefaces Thinking with Type | Home Typechart – Browse Web Type, Grab CSS. The FontFeed | Fonts, Typography, Lettering, Design Font Viewer - myFontbook.com 47 Top Typography Tools and Resources Typography is the foundation of design on the web. Back in 2006, designer and founder of iA Oliver Reichenstein even went so far as to proclaim "web design is 95% typography." It's imperative, then, to have a thorough, grounded education in optimizing and utilizing typography to create a balanced, harmonious, accessible hierarchy of content, when working on the web. To help you improve and learn more about typography, we have compiled 25 useful tools and resources, from fundamentals to modular scales. Have we left out your favorite typography tool or resource? 1. Founded in 2008, Typekit offers a library of fonts, from old classics to new favorites, which can be used on the web. The browsing interface is well organized. 2. Recently acquired by Monotype, Typecast provides a platform to quickly style type in the browser and check for readability, rendering and beauty as you work. 3. Typetester was launched back in 2005, and is still a useful tool today. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
PXtoEM.com: PX to EM conversion made simple. Modularscale Font Generator - Make Your Own Handwriting Font With Your Fonts FontFriend – Soma Design FontFriend is a bookmarklet for typographically obsessed web designers. It enables rapid checking of fonts and font styles directly in the browser without editing code and refreshing pages, making it the ideal companion for creating CSS font stacks. 2.0’s killer feature is instant drag-and-drop font previewing right in the browser (Firefox 3.6+, Chrome 7+), in any document you’re currently viewing. Version 2.5 and 3.0 introduced some new features that aren’t documented here yet. Click the version numbers to see the release announcements for each. How To Begin First, drag the following link to your browser toolbar: Then, view the following screencast, as any information new to v2.0 is in it. How To Use A CSS selector is chosen from the Selector column—body by default. Additional Usage Click the large F to show or hide the overlayClick the faint S in the lower right corner to reset all styles (Caution: this is an intensive operation that could take down your browser on a very complex site.
FontStruct | Build, Share, Download Fonts Top Links to Fonts for Your Self-Published Book One of the most often-asked questions on the blog is: “What text font should I use for my book?” In fact, this question comes up so often I’ve written quite a few articles on the subject. But like most blogs, these posts can be hard to find in the dark reaches of the archives. After writing earlier this week about the posts with the most blog comments, I realized that I had never brought all these articles together in one place. To make up for that, and as a resource I can point to when people ask the question again about the best book font—certain to happen in the very near future—I’ve brought them all together here. If you’re working on your book design, or if you design books for other people, help yourself to some font goodness. Articles on Fonts for Book and Cover Design Articles About Fonts Picking Fonts for Your Self-Published Book “Picking Fonts for Your Self-Published Book discusses how to choose fonts and suggests Garamond, Caslon, Minion, Janson and Palatino.” Typeface Combinations