Category Archives: News

Goodbye Soma, Hello Automattic

I’m excited (and maybe a touch sad) to announce that I’m shut­ter­ing Soma Design to join the great, grow­ing team at Automat­tic to help build the best pub­lish­ing plat­form on the planet. As a Theme Engi­neer, I’ll be work­ing with the brand-new Cus­tom Design team to pro­vide some awe­some tools for cus­tomiz­ing your WordPress.com theme […]

FontFriend 3.2 Released: Now With More Google

When I released Font­Friend 3.1, I men­tioned that Google Web Fonts didn’t have a proper API, mak­ing things dif­fi­cult. They still don’t have a pub­lic API, but on Thurs­day I was given “trusted tester” access to the new API. It won’t look that much dif­fer­ent, but there’ll be a few fonts work­ing now that weren’t […]

FontFriend 3.1 Loves Google Webfonts

I’ve had a num­ber of requests to bet­ter inte­grate Google Web­fonts into Font­Friend. They keep adding all these great fonts that any­one can use for free, and should be part of a tool like Font­Friend. The trou­ble was that they didn’t have an API, mak­ing it dif­fi­cult. More on that later, because I got it […]

FontFriend 3.0 Released

I’m pleased to announce the imme­di­ate release of Font­Friend 3.0, the Type­kit inte­gra­tion edi­tion. Invok­ing the book­marklet on any Typekit-enabled page will automag­i­cally throw all the fonts in your kit into the cus­tom fam­i­lies list. I’ve set up a demo page with Font­Friend embed­ded and a big Type­kit kit. My main imag­ined use-case for this feature […]

Seth Godin Chooses The Erudite

Seth Godin should need no intro­duc­tion to any­one on the web. What might need intro­duc­tion is his new ven­ture called the Domino Project, in which he’s part­ner­ing with Ama­zon to rethink the fatally flawed cur­rent pub­lish­ing model. And, to get it up and run­ning, he’s run­ning Word­Press and a lightly tweaked ver­sion of The Erudite. […]