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Friday, January 13th, 2012

Using OpenType font features with CSS 3: Part 1 | Fontdeck Blog

Richard starts diving into some the nifty ligatures that are becoming available to us in OpenType fonts with CSS3.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Hyphenation arrives in Firefox and Safari | Fontdeck Blog

Finally. Hyphenation on the web.

Pretty much the only forms of Western literature that don’t use hyphenation are children’s books and websites. Until now.

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

LocalStorage in use on the Fontdeck Website | Fontdeck Blog

Listen to Josh explain a genuinely useful example of HTML5’s local storage that he’s added to Fontdeck.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Blush°° Bespoke

If you’d like to place your cup of tea on one of these lovely Fontdeck coasters, make sure you get a ticket for the Ampersand conference.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Adfonting

It’s the start of the Christmas season. I know it’s the start of the Christmas season, not just because Brighton is currently blanketed in snow, but also because 24 Ways—the advent calendar for geeks—has kicked off with its first article. Hurray! And this year, all of the articles will be available as a book from Five Simple Steps for a mere £8, with all the proceeds going to charity. Grab a copy before the end of December because this is a time-limited offer.

This year, 24 Ways isn’t the only advent calendar for geeks. While I was off galavanting up and down the west coast of the US last month, my cohorts at Clearleft were scheming up a little something special: an advent calendar for fonts. Every day, for 24 days, release a Fontdeck font for one year’s free use.

When they told me, I thought “great idea!” …then they told me they were going to call it an “adfont” calendar and there was much groaning and gnashing of teeth.

The Adfont Calendar 2010 (groan) is now live.

The lovely visual design comes courtesy of Michelle, the latest addition to the Clearleft team, and it mimics a type case; just like the one we happen to have in the office. Every office needs a type case.

Originally, the interface was going to be one looooong type case with some JavaScript layered on top to allow smooth horizontal navigation. But when Rich asked me for some advice on implementing it, I steered him down a different path. Instead of displaying everything horizontally, why not use media queries to show just enough drawers to fit the user’s browser window and allow the rest to stack vertically?

I didn’t think he’d take my challenge seriously but he’s only gone and bloody done it!

Adfont Calendar — 480 Adfont Calendar — 960 Adfont Calendar — 1280 Adfont Calendar — 1680 Adfont Calendar — 2320

Have a poke around and see what’s behind drawer number one.

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Adfont Calendar 2010 | A free font every day from Fontdeck

It's a type drawer that's also an advent calendar. Responsive too. Check it every day between December 1st and 24th.

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

FontDeck: Exclusive Sneak Peek | Design Shack

Get a glimpse behind Fontdeck's curtain.

Friday, August 7th, 2009

The Font-as-Service | i love typography, the typography and fonts blog

Elliot gives a rundown of the font delivery services for the web that are on the way.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

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.