Tags: linking

Endangered species of the Web: the Link by Christian Heilmann

Chris is putting together a series about the neglected building blocks of the web. First up; the much-abused hyperlink, the very foundation of the world wide web.

It is the most simple and most effective world-wide, open and free publishing mechanism. That it is why we need to protect them from extinction.

inessential.com: Apps and web apps and the future

Brent Simmons follows up on that Dave Winer post with some future-friendly thoughts:

If I had to choose one or the other — if I had some crazy power but I had to wipe out either native apps or web apps — I’d wipe out native apps. (While somehow excluding browsers, text editors, outliners, web servers, and all those apps we need to make web apps.)

That’s not the case, though. Nothing has to get wiped out.

I think instead that we’ll see a more tangled future. Native apps will use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript more. Web apps will appear more often on smart phones as launchable apps.

Scripting News: Why apps are not the future

Spot. On.

The great thing about the web is linking. I don’t care how ugly it looks and how pretty your app is, if I can’t link in and out of your world, it’s not even close to a replacement for the web. It would be as silly as saying that you don’t need oceans because you have a bathtub.

Using CSS Selectors as Fragment Identifiers

I really like this proposal to allow for more nuanced linking using CSS selectors in fragment identifiers (though I worry about the overloading of the # symbol in URLs).

The New Bulletproof Font-Face Syntax | Fontspring

Syntax for @font-face that’s more bulletproof than the techniques previously considered bulletproof …’till an even more bulletproof syntax comes along.

Lost World's Fairs

Lovely typographic showcases from Stan and friends.

Webtype

The newest web fonts delivery service is a collaboration between five foundries: The Font Bureau, Ascender, Roger Black, Petr van Blokland and DevBridge.

Fonts Live

Ascender is selling (and hosting) webfonts now.

Google Font Directory

Google-hosted free-as-in-beer webfonts.

FontDeck: Exclusive Sneak Peek | Design Shack

Get a glimpse behind Fontdeck's curtain.

Fontspring | Fonts, fonts and more fonts

A store of fonts for sale, many of which have licenses that allow you to use them with @font-face.

Times Skimmer by The New York Times

Beautifully done with HTML5 and font linking.

Web fonts test

Test cases for font-linking.

High Performance Web Sites :: @font-face and performance

Steve Souders does the research and reveals the sad truth about the effect font-linking has on performance.

@font-face

A quick, slick primer on font linking.

@font-face in Depth

A good look at choosing fonts for font linking.

Bulletproof @font-face syntax « Paul Irish

Getting font-linking to work in all browsers.

Font in your face | Nimbupani Designs

A good, clear-headed summation of font linking.

Web fonts. Where are we? Will web fonts ever be a reality? | i love typography, the typography and fonts blog

A great round-up on the current state of web typography following TypeCon 2009.

How to create EOT files without Microsoft WEFT — Edward O’Connor

@font-face for all — Ted shows how to convert TTF files to EOT using the command line.

Kernest.com | @font-face central

Another font-linking service is on the way.

beautiful fonts with @font-face at hacks.mozilla.org

A good description of how font linking works.

Nice Web Type Suggests: Graublau Sans with Lucida sanserif

A great example of @font-face in action: comparing Graublau Sans Web with with Lucida Grande.

Facing up to Fonts | Slides and notes

The slides from Richard's superb Skillswap presentation.