Tag Archives: web design

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 […]

Better Web Reading

It’s damn hard to read web con­tent some­times. Too-small text, arti­cles split over mul­ti­ple pages, gra­tu­itous ban­ner ads, design that steals you atten­tion from the actual con­tent: these all con­spire to make read­ing on the web—especially long-form content—frustrating, painful and some­times down­right infu­ri­at­ing. 2010 saw two major approaches to this come to some degree of […]

On the iPad and Web Design

As usual, Apple’s newest cre­ation has pro­duced opin­ions. The rhetoric of those for and against it is pre­dictably strong and, occa­sion­ally, ridicu­lous. I don’t care to add my voice to the din. My atten­tion is more fix­ated on the fact that if the iPad is suc­cess­ful, we’ll have to say good­bye to a whole host […]

That Was Not OK

The Idea Have you ever found your­self in a social set­ting where someone’s inad­e­quate social skills cause con­ster­na­tion to every­one around them? Of course you have. Have you ever wished there was a way to dis­creetly tell them that their behav­iour is not OK? Now you can. That Was Not OK is here to help. Print […]

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 […]