Alternatives To Your Favorite Serif Typefaces [Updated With Specimens] Hello, my name is Bram, a brand strategist, hacker and typophile. I’ll be guest blogging for Designer Daily during Mirko’s vacation week. Consider this fact: today, we have more typefaces than ever designed, yet most designers chose to stick with their Helveticas, Gills and Caslons. This isn’t bad, per se; after all, going with the familiar guarantees predictable outcome. But with typography, the subtlest of choice can make a big difference—and sometimes, you want to add just enough character to the type, without making abrupt change.
Evernote, OneNote, and Beyond: The 12 Best Note-Taking Apps Ever feel like you’re struggling to remember everything? You're not the only one—and that's why it's so important to take notes. As author Tim Ferriss says, “I trust the weakest pen more than the strongest memory.” 7 Gorgeous Icon Fonts for Web Designers TNW first covered the growing popularity of icon fonts back in January, and since then the Web has practically exploded with impressive icon fonts for use in Web design. For those that are out of the loop, you can think of an icon font as a grown-up version of dingbats…with an actual use-case. The core idea is to take a set of icons or pictograms that would normally be implemented as an image or vector file and then convert it into a font.
3 is here Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Wunderlist 3! With lightning-fast Real-time Sync, a beautiful new design and more than 60 improvements, Wunderlist 3 is our biggest update yet. We know it’s been a long time coming, so before we get to what’s new, we’d like to share what this release means to us. Ten months ago – after launching Wunderlist 2, introducing Wunderlist Pro and Wunderlist for Business – we set out on a journey that we knew would take some time. Ten Awesome Alternative Free Web Fonts Free web fonts such Museo, League Gothic, Droid and Lobster have been around since the dawn of the @font-face revolution. Whilst these are all fantastic typefaces, they are beginning to suffer from over-use. Services such as Google Web Fonts and FontSquirrel are expanding their free @font-face collections weekly but it can be difficult to pick through masses of naff display fonts to find that perfect typeface.
How to Write a Character Sketch Character Sketch Guidelines A Character Sketch is a great way for your student to assess the characters in the literature they are reading or people that they are researching about. It can give them tools of observation as they look at the many details about another individual. When studying a specific character in a literary piece the sketch gives the student the freedom to be a detective and try to find out what the author is expressing through their characters. They can sketch the protagonist ( the favorable hero or heroine in the story,) or the antagonist ( the character which causes the conflict for the main character), or the supporting characters.
❍ Docs IcoMoon is an icon solution, providing three main services: Vector Icon Packs, The IcoMoon App, and hosting icons as SVGs or fonts. Read further to learn about each service in detail. Besides an open source icon pack (view it on github), IcoMoon also offers two main premium icon sets: Linearicons, which is a line icon set; and Ultimate/Essential packs which are suitable for all kinds of projects. Head over to using a modern web browser to start using the IcoMoon app. This HTML5 application allows you to quickly browse and search for the icons you need.
Using @font-face The @font-face rule allows custom fonts to be loaded on a webpage. Once added to a stylesheet, the rule instructs the browser to download the font from where it is hosted, then display it as specified in the CSS. Without the rule, our designs are limited to the fonts that are already loaded on a user's computer, which vary depending on the system being used. Here's a nice breakdown of existing system fonts. Deepest Possible Browser Support
The key to storytelling is not your perfection but your humanity The Irish Times has a good, short piece on The Moth, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth started in George Dawes Green's living room in 1997, but soon the storytelling club founded by Green started hosting events in cafes and clubs throughout New York City. The name "The Moth" came from the idea that people are attracted to stories the way moths are attracted to a flame. From The Moth website: "Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways.
Icon Fonts are Awesome Because you can easily change the size Because you can easily change the color Because you can easily shadow their shape Because they can have transparent knockouts, which work in IE6 unlike alpha transparent pngs. Because you can do all the other stuff image based icons can do, like change opacity or rotate or whatever. You'll be able to do things like add strokes to them with text-stroke or add gradients/textures with background-clip: text; once browser support is a bit deeper. The icon font used on this page is Fico by Lennart Schoors then ran through IcoMoon for custom mappings. Here's a large collection of more choices.