A font made up of symbols and glyphs useful for desktop or mobile web development. Symbolset gives you access to lots of commonly-used symbols which would normally be images, decreasing the page load time and number of requests needed to display your page.
Newest in an avalanche of Google service redesigns. Is 2011 the year Google gets serious about design? Sure seems like it.
Very nice typefaces with a pay-what-you-like profit model. The website is fun, too.
A nifty little JS bookmarklet that tells you what font is being used on the text you’re hovering over. No more digging through CSS files for this cowboy.
About which your humble narrator is extremely excited. iOS has supported SVG fonts for awhile, but SVG fonts are much larger in filesize and lower quality as of yet.
With downloadable kits containing EOT, SVG, WOFF, and TTF versions, Cufon versions and a stylesheet with the @font-face rules for easy @import-ing. This is drop-in simple. What more can you ask for?
Maybe a slightly better browsing interface, but other than that?
Click it, read it, learn it, love it. These are all essential tips.
As it says on the tin. Enjoy your weekend.
Zeldman on a proposed webfont permissions table. This seems sort of like attaching a file to a movie that says DO NOT STEAL and expecting it to work.
A great-looking, compact, typeface for industry. Comes in 3 flavors and is free for private or commercial use.
A rare take on embedded web fonts from someone who actually makes fonts and sells them for a living. He suggests a DRM system using a “root table” that says what fonts can be used on what domains, but then says this:
There is nothing that can be done about this. All we can do is present a person with a fork in the road. The person can license the font to give the designer the respect he/she deserves for creating something that the person likes and wants to use. Or, they can ignore the Golden Rule and hack the font.
If that’s the case, and he knows it’s the case, then why not forget the DRM entirely? Why not trust people to do the right thing from the start, and call them out on it when they don’t?