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Getting Started - Google Web Fonts

Getting Started - Google Web Fonts
This guide explains how to use the Google Fonts API to add fonts to your web pages. You don't need to do any programming; all you have to do is add a special stylesheet link to your HTML document, then refer to the font in a CSS style. A quick example Here's an example. Then open the file in a modern web browser. Making the Web Beautiful! That sentence is ordinary text, so you can change how it looks by using CSS. You should now see a drop shadow under the text: And that's only the beginning of what you can do with the Fonts API and CSS. Overview You can start using the Google Fonts API in just two steps: Add a stylesheet link to request the desired web font(s): Style an element with the requested web font, either in a stylesheet: or with an inline style on the element itself: For a list of fonts you can use, see Google Fonts. Specifying font families and styles in a stylesheet URL To determine what URL to use in your stylesheet link, start with the Google Fonts API base URL: For example: Related:  Tips, How-to and TutorialsWeb designgoogle

PrefixFree: Break Free From CSS Prefix Hell Advertisement This article is the first piece in our new series introducing new, useful and freely available tools and techniques presented and released by active members of the Web design community. Lea Verou is well-known for her experiments with CSS and JavaScript and in this post she presents her recent tool, prefixfree, which will hopefully help you break free from the CSS prefix hell. So What’s the Problem With Prefixes? I’m sure we all agree that CSS3 is pretty cool and that it enables us to do things that were previously impossible. But those of us who use CSS3 a lot have surely experienced prefix hell, as seen in the snippet below (from a real style sheet!) I’m not saying that prefixes are bad. A Solution: prefixfree The code I write in my live demo slides and presentations doesn’t have any prefixes, even for things like @keyframes or the transition property, which aren’t yet supported anywhere prefix-less. So, what does the rule above become with prefixfree? (al) Footnotes

Introduction au CSS3 Cette introduction est destinée à ceux qui souhaitent avoir un aperçu global de ce qu’apporte le CSS3. Vous y découvrirez un ensemble conséquent de nouveautés, comment utiliser les préfixes propriétaires afin d’en tirer profit dès maintenant et nous discuterons du caractère non-critique de son utilisation. Il s’agit de la suite logique de l’Introduction à l’HTML5, mais elle peut être lue indépendamment. Sommaire Le CSS3 c’est quoi ? Le CSS3 est le nom employé pour caractériser l’ensemble des nouveautés depuis le CSS2.1. Mais le CSS3 c’est également un ensemble de nouveaux sélecteurs, de nouvelles manières de spécifier les couleurs, une détection des caractéristiques de l’appareil de l’utilisateur, des calculs dans les feuilles de style, des SVG en arrière plan… bref, le CSS3 est un généreux enrichissement des feuilles de style qui, en plus d’être profitable à l’utilisateur, l’est au développeur également ! Exemple pratique : Les bordures arrondies Et vous vous dites : Avec pour CSS : Non. à

What’s the Best Font For Your Site? If you think it’s up to your designer, you’re wrong. You see, there are designers who focus on how your website looks… …but you’re running a business. You want a font that looks great and PERFORMS AMAZING. So, what’s the perfect font? Why Is The Font On Your Site So Vitally Important? Answer this question: “What’s the main goal of a font?” Yes, a font communicates your brand to your readers and customers, but what’s the REAL goal? A font’s main purpose is to be read, and that’s it! People shouldn’t need to TRY to read your text, it should just happen. Quite simply, a font that’s EXTREMELY easy to read. If you or your designer attempt to use a “cutesy” font because you think it looks nice, you’re doing it wrong. And now that we’ve got that out of the way… What’s the Best Font For Your Site? You’ve seen how the width of your content can either turn people on or off to your content. Well, your font choice can have the same effect. So, what’s the right font? …Simple fonts and Fancy fonts. What happened?

Google fonts : tests de lisibilité Avant d’utiliser les polices proposées par Google dans le Google font directory, j’ai décidé de les tester une par une, sur OS-X et sur Windows afin d’évaluer leur lisibilité. Cet article propose un récapitulatif des résultats sous forme de pdf téléchargeable gratuitement (Français/Anglais) ainsi qu’une analyse détaillée… Webdesign et typographie 2010 aura incontestablement été l’année de la typographie sur le web. Alors qu’il était déjà difficile d’utiliser intelligemment les polices de la petite liste dite « web-safe », celà devient carrément compliqué de s’y retrouver sans être typographe avec ces milliers de polices à portée de main… Sachant qu’en rêgle générale, plus nous avons de choix possibles, plus nous avons du mal à choisir, alors autant revenir aux bases pour faire des choix cohérents. Evaluation de la lisibilité J’ai donc décidé de me lancer dans une petite série de tests basiques pour évaluer la lisibilité des polices proposées par Google dans son « Google font directory ».

Campañas personalizadas - Ayuda de Analytics Añada parámetros a las URL para identificar las campañas que aportan tráfico. Al añadir parámetros de campaña a las URL de destino que utiliza en las campañas publicitarias, puede recopilar información sobre la eficacia global de las mismas y ver en qué entornos son más eficaces. Por ejemplo, la campaña Rebajas de verano puede generar muchos ingresos pero, si la muestra en distintas aplicaciones sociales, querrá saber de cuál proceden los clientes que más ingresos reportan; o si muestra varias versiones de la campaña por correo electrónico, anuncios de vídeo y de aplicación, puede comparar los resultados para ver dónde el marketing es más eficaz. Cuando un usuario hace clic en un enlace de referencia, los parámetros que usted añade se envían a Analytics, y los datos relacionados están disponibles en los informes de las campañas. Parámetros Hay 5 parámetros que se pueden añadir a las URL: Cada parámetro debe estar emparejado con un valor que debe asignar usted mismo. Configuración manual

CSS2 - The display declaration The display property lets you define how a certain HTML element should be displayed. display: block display: block means that the element is displayed as a block, as paragraphs and headers have always been. A block has some whitespace above and below it and tolerates no HTML elements next to it, except when ordered otherwise (by adding a float declaration to another element, for instance). Live example: display: inline display: inline means that the element is displayed inline, inside the current block on the same line. display: block display: inline display: none display: none means that the element is not displayed at all (so you won't see it in the example either). display: none display: inline-block An inline block is placed inline (ie. on the same line as adjacent content), but it behaves as a block. display: block Let's add some content to see how the block behaves. display: inline-block; width: 10emLet's add some content to see how the block behaves. display: list-item display: list-item

An Introduction to CSS 3-D Transforms Ladies and gentlemen, it is the second decade of the third millennium and we are still kicking around the same 2-D interface we got three decades ago. Sure, Apple debuted a few apps for OSX 10.7 that have a couple more 3-D flourishes, and Microsoft has had that Flip 3D for a while. But c’mon – 2011 is right around the corner. That’s Twenty Eleven, folks. Where is our 3-D virtual reality? Granted, the capability of rendering complex 3-D environments has been present for years. Rationale Like a beautiful jewel, 3-D transforms can be dazzling, a true spectacle to behold. An entire application should not take advantage of 3-D transforms. Take, for instance, the Weather App on the iPhone. Flipping from details view to options view via a 3-D transition Also, consider slide shows. 3-D transforms are more than just eye candy. Current support The CSS 3D Transforms module has been out in the wild for over a year now. The support roadmap for other browsers varies. The choice is yours. Perspective

How to Find Affordable Expired Domains Hey, what’s up everybody. It’s Brian Dean from Quick Sprout. In this video, I’m going to show you how to buy affordable expired domains and how to evaluate the potential value that an expired domain could bring to your site. Now, expired domains is pretty gray hat, black hat type of thing because there’s basically two things you’re going to do in an expired domain. You can add it as part of a private blog network or you can 301 redirect an expired domain to your site to bring some trust and authority to your site. The great thing about this is that it’s kind of like a metasearch engine for all the places that you can find expired domains around the web. When you do that you’ll get a list of domains that have been deleted and deleted just means someone didn’t renew the registration and either it never went to an auction or it went through an auction and no one bought the domain. As you can see just within expired domains they have over two million deleted .com domains.

Choosing web fonts: 15 expert tips Over the last few years, the possibilities for using type on the web have expanded enormously. In the bad old days of the web, designers were restricted to a few 'web safe' fonts, which meant everything looked pretty much the same, or using images to replace the type – a clunky solution that caused problems for the reader and technical problems in the browser. Nowadays, though, you can access an astonishing array of professional typefaces for use on your sites, bringing the aesthetics of print design to the web. Since around 2010, widespread support of @font-face in all the major browsers, plus a new web open font format, WOFF, has led to a technical revolution and the rise of a number of web font hosting services. Tim Brown is the type manager at Typekit. 01. 02. Once free from traditional 'web safe' fonts like Verdana and Georgia, make design choices based on the typefaces you use. 03. The web may move at lightning speed, but quality typesetting requires lots of patience. 04. 05. 06.

Google Swiffy As part of our transition of display ads to HTML5. the Swiffy Flash conversion tool is no longer available. We will continue to serve the Swiffy runtimes, so any files you have already converted will continue to play. Today more consumers are using the web in HTML5 compatible environments than Flash-compatible environments. In order to reach as large an audience as possible, we encourage everyone to transition to HTML5 authoring. Developers who currently create Flash SWF files have several ways to switch to HTML5 including Adobe Animate and Google Web Designer.

Developing Responsive Designs With Opera Mobile Emulator Advertisement This is our seventh article in a series that introduces useful and freely available tools and techniques, developed and released by active members of the Web design community. The first article covered PrefixFree; the second introduced Foundation, a responsive framework; the third presented Sisyphus.js, a library for Gmail-like client-side drafts. The fourth shared a free plugin called GuideGuide with us, and later we’ve announced Erskine’s responsive grid generator Gridpak and Remy Sharp’s debugging tool JS Bin. Back in 2009, when coding version 10 of Opera Mobile, my Opera colleagues decided to tune the Opera Mobile build machine so that it would churn out builds not only for common mobile platforms, but for Windows and Linux as well. So, we decided to iron out the wrinkly bits, added a Mac build channel, and turned it into a publicly available developer tool, called Opera Mobile Emulator. Basic Usage When launching the emulator, you are greeted with a profile selector.

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