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A Kindle developer’s 2013 wishlist

By Sanders Kleinfeld
December 2, 2012

2012 was a good year for Kindle developers. With the unveiling of the first-generation Fire tablet in late 2011 and the release of the KF8 Mobi format in early 2012, designing beautiful ebooks for the Kindle platform became a reality. …

CSS keeps growing

By Simon St. Laurent
October 24, 2012

Eric Meyer, the author of CSS: The Definitive Guide (and much more) has taught thousands of people CSS through his books, his talks, and his articles. I’ve always enjoyed hearing his take on the state of CSS, as he manages …

The new New Typography

By Adam Hyde
October 18, 2012

In the 1920s and 1930s in Europe there was a movement known as the New Typography. It was a movement that rejected traditional type set in symmetrical columns and instead treated the printers block as a blank canvas to be …

Four short links: 5 September 2012

By Nat Torkington
September 6, 2012

DIY Spectrometry Kit — This open hardware kit costs only $35, but has a range of more than 400-900 nanometers, and a resolution of as high as 3 nm. A spectrometer is essentially a tool to measure the colors absorbed …

Four short links: 31 May 2012

By Nat Torkington
May 31, 2012

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends 2012 (PDF) -- what caught my eye: a Japanese games company with USD418 ARPU via in-game currency sales; she has a fantastic array of "technology has changed everything" slides topped by a sharp "and that's just the beginning" slide; she's bearish on US and global economies. The Design of LLVM (Dr Dobbs) -- nifty technical...

Four short links: 16 May 2012

By Nat Torkington
May 16, 2012

Many Old Periodicals -- I'm working my way through the back issues of "Thrilling Love". Sample story, Moonmist for Mary by Dorothy Daniels, from Feb 1950. Filing clerk Mary wins the heart of her secret coworker romance AND closes the sale AND is promised stock. It's torn from the pages of real life, I tell ya! Please Don't Learn...

Four short links: 30 March 2012

By Nat Torkington
March 30, 2012

TypeConnection -- a game that teaches you how to match fonts and why successful matches work. (via Sacha Judd) Lessons Learned Building Open Source Software (Mitchel Hashimoto) -- the creator of Vagrant talks about the lesson he's learned building a great open source project. Kickstarter Post-Mortem (Ze Frank) -- excellent dig into the details of his campaign, what worked,...

Four short links: 8 March 2012

By Nat Torkington
March 8, 2012

Add Torrent Links to IMDB (Userscripts) -- a glimpse at what the Internet could look like: from the site you research movies on, with one click you could then launch the download. If only the company that ran the movie research site had rights to the OneClick patent and the ability to offer movies for download. Oh wait, those...

Web Fonts & HTML5

By Andrew Trice
October 23, 2010

One new useful feature of HTML5 is the ability to use web fonts... that is, fonts that your site is serving, which the user may not have installed on their own computer. You can use these to create high-fidelity or dynamic visuals, using non-standard type faces. As you can imagine, this opens up a lot of doors for your visual designs...

InDesign Font Hack...and Sweet Freeware

InDesign Font Hack...and Sweet Freeware
By David Battino
May 18, 2010

The printer called today with upsetting news: Three fonts were missing from the InDesign CS3 package I'd just uploaded for my new children's book — Bookman Old Style and two Japanese fonts. It didn't make sense; there were no errors...

RIA Radio Episode 3 - Jonathan Snook

By Garth Braithwaite
December 10, 2009

Jonathan Snook joined us to talk about the future of font embedding, CSS resets, HTML5, and general awesomeness. Kevin Suttle and Zach Stepek were the panel of experts for the episode. Elad Elrom and Kevin also gave us an...


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