Design, Copy and Mental Processing

Most discussions of speed and websites focus on response time, download footprint and rendering performance. While all aforementioned elements are important, there is another aspect of site performance to be aware of— the speed of the human mind. It’s safe to say the human brain processes information faster than any computer, browser and of the internet, so it […]

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40 Web Fonts for Body Copy

Few words can describe the euphoria I felt upon learning of widespread @font-face support. The time and effort once required to make typographically pleasing websites would be reduced forever. The very notion of dropping tools like Cufon, sIFR and image replacement had me grinning ear for ear. And what of body copy? Designers could finally […]

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Improve your typography with “typographic contrast”

Having just spent a week in various countries through out Europe I found myself studying the design techniques of thee various different cultures as well as how it compares to that of the US. Interestingly enough I found myself able to look at the typography of design completely independent of the message (as I did […]

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25+ Sites that Use Typography As The Only Design Element

Ever since I heard about the study of typography I was fascinated by it. Upon the word “typography” it clicked for me, “how interesting… the study of type, typefaces, and the design that is shaped by it.” On the web we face some typographic challenges and limitations, the typefaces, font smoothing, and control we have […]

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Another contender in the sIFR / Facelift Typography Arsenal

I came across an interesting tool called Typeface.js today. It appears to be a worth while addition to the sIFR / Facelift “Web Typography Arsenal.” Much like Facelift and sIFR it is javascript based and replaces the plain XHTML text with an embeded custom typeface replacement. In this case it uses the <canvas> element and […]

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All the Tools You Need for Rich Web Typography

Typography has come a long way on the web, but we are still stuck with a fairly limited amount of control over our type and how we use it. Even after exploring fonts that you could use but probably don’t, and learning some advanced css typography techniques, we are left with maybe a handful of […]

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Spatial Awareness in Design

Have you ever come across a design that is so simple, so clean, yet so beautiful that it makes you wonder “How are they able to do so much with so little?” If so, then you are probably subconsciously realizing the special awareness of the design. Huge, Inc is a perfect example of the “less […]

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