Tag Archives: typography

Intro to Webfonts Presentation

I talked about web­fonts at the Jan­u­ary edi­tion of the Win­nipeg Word­Press meetup. The slides are not that inter­est­ing, par­tic­u­larly out of the con­text of the pre­sen­ta­tion, but here you go: And, here’s the links from the last slide in click­able form: http://blog.typekit.com/2010/10/15/type-rendering-operating-systems/ http://www.typotheque.com/articles/hinting http://www.fontslive.com/info/typography/web-font-quality.aspx http://www.lucasfonts.com/fonts/thesans/thesans-office/features/ http://cl.ly/9PBw http://www.freetype.org/ttfautohint/ https://github.com/typekit/webfontloader/ http://somadesign.ca/projects/fontfriend/

Improve Windows Type Rendering With ttfautohint

In a stroke of genius, Werner Lem­berg has started the ttfau­to­hint project, which repur­poses FreeType’s auto­hint­ing sys­tem to auto­mat­i­cally hint True­Type fonts for improved Win­dows ren­der­ing. While no auto­hin­ter will be able to match the eye and skills of a man­ual hin­ter, ttfau­to­hint pro­vides real world improve­ments, some­times dra­mat­i­cally. For exam­ple, I’m work­ing as a […]

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 […]

Redesign of mattwie.be

I just launched my redesign of my per­sonal blog mattwie.be (for­merly mattwiebe.com) and I couldn’t be hap­pier to finally have it live. This is a full-circle moment for me, as tweak­ing my blog (first on Blog­ger, later on Word­Press) was what launched me into web devel­op­ment. After see­ing that I could pro­duce bet­ter code and […]

FontFriend 2.5

Font­Friend was designed and coded as dur­ing the twi­light of the pre-webfont era. In fact, it was abstracted out of some code I’d been using while devel­op­ing the CSS font stacks for my Word­Press theme The Eru­dite. I haven’t been using it much as of late, as I’ve been wear­ing my devel­oper hat more than […]