Tag Archives: css

Web Typography Pain Points

When I launched mattwie.be, I said that I had some things to say about the state of CSS typo­graphic con­trols. I’m mak­ing good on that threat. Things have come a long way from too-long mea­sures of Times New Roman on a mid-gray back­ground, but CSS still lags behind page lay­out soft­ware in many areas, which […]

The Definitive @font-face Syntax

UPDATE: The syn­tax has already been improved to favour IE9 load­ing WOFF instead of EOT, thanks to some sleuthing by the CSS Ninja. UPDATE 2: The syn­tax now uses a ? instead of a # because local IE requests choked on the #. Ethan Dun­ham of Font Squir­rel and Fontspring fame has just released the definitive […]

Realistic CSS3 Buttons Redux

A cou­ple of weeks ago I posted Real­is­tic Look­ing CSS3 But­tons, in which I tried to make awesome-looking CSS3 but­tons that required no extra markup. For peo­ple who like more code and less talk, the end of the post has the link to the demo. As awe­some as they were, they required an explicit width. This […]

Realistic Looking CSS3 Buttons

UPDATE: I pub­lished Real­is­tic CSS3 But­tons Redux to make even bet­ter but­tons. A while back Mike Run­dle posted the ter­rific arti­cle Craft­ing Sub­tle & Real­is­tic User Inter­faces. He clearly artic­u­lates design details which make but­tons look real­is­tic and there­fore push-able. If you haven’t read it, go there, spend lots of time look­ing at his excellent […]

FontFriend 1.0 Released

I haven’t given Font­Friend much atten­tion since it was released, but I put­tered around with it a bit over the week­end and fig­ured that it deserves a proper 1.0 release now. If you’re already using the book­marklet, you’re run­ning the lat­est and great­est auto­mat­i­cally. Fea­tures added in 1.0 include: a field for a cus­tom font […]