Pascal Klein has put together an insightful and expansive presentation on all things relating to typography on the web.
[Via Mark Boulton]
My disdain for Comic Sans is no secret. And I’m certainly not alone. As I try to always do, I attempted to provide a solution by suggesting alternative hand-writing fonts. But now there’s a better option. I present to you, HVD Comic Serif.
It’s an OpenType font so it can be used on both Mac and Windows machines. It also has eastern, central and Western European language support. Best of all the type designer responsible for this sanity-saving masterpiece,Â Hannes von DÃ¶hren, is offering it up for free. You can download it at MyFonts or scoop it up with some more ofÂ DÃ¶hren’s cost-less offerings on his site.
So go forth, use HVD Comic Serif withÂ recklessÂ abandon, and systematically eliminate Comic Sans once and for all.
The typeface options available to web designers and developers have always been limited. Quickly designers learned to substitute text with images, utilizing a wider variety of typefaces that are available in programs like Fireworks, Photoshop and Illustrator.
More recently, the advent of Flash replacement or sIFR and the improvement of typeface support, designers and developers have more tools at their disposal.
The second edition of the ‘Things that drive me up a wall’ series is something we’ve all encountered starting back in grade school.
Double Spaces after the end of a sentence. Is this really necessary? The answer is no. If you need two spaces to let the reader know that they’ve come to the end of a sentence, then why bother with the period and capitalization of the first letter of the next sentence. I find triple redundancy to be rather inefficient. (more…)
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