Google Makes Custom Web Typography Ridiculously Easy Google has once again given an excellent new tool to designers and developers (and even CSS-savvy "common folk") who long for better, more diverse typefaces on the web: a cool Font Previewer that makes adding a new font to your site as simple as copy/pasting a few lines of code. Back in May, Google rolled out its Font Directory and the Google Fonts API. The idea was that these tools would make it simpler for designers and devs to embed a wider range of fonts in their sites and applications. The previewer takes a few steps out of that process by giving you an idea of how a given typeface will look on your site; letting you adjust the font size and weight; letting you tinker with the leading, kerning and tracking; generating a number of drop shadows if you require them; and generating the code you need to make the magic happen.
6 New jQuery Techniques to Spice Up Your Design Content Designers are constantly striving to create eye-catching and interactive layouts without losing the usability features that add significant importance to the user’s experience. Since there are various forms of techniques being used nowadays, it can be quite confusing when choosing the perfect one. Content can either help to enhance the design, or serve as a focal point. The main challenge here is to do something simple because we’re dealing with interactive content so everything will change pretty often. Having said that, let us examine 10 jQuery techniques that proved to offer a rich browsing experience.
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