Who thought developing your own font would be a money saver? The BBC has created a new typeface called BBC Reith, named after the broadcaster's founder. As well as being specifically designed to work best on mobile devices, it will save the Beeb a few bucks on the balance sheet.
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Be honest -- how often do you think about the font you're using? You're exposed to words in all shapes and sizes on a daily basis, whether texting a friend, writing a resume, or jotting notes in your text editor of choice. But fonts convey different meanings, and if you pick the wrong one you could find yourself either dismissed for a potential job opportunity, or worse, laughed at by everyone in the office before they throw your resume in the trash.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
When the Panama Papers were leaked a couple of years ago, they revealed a a bunch of information about how many public figures shuffle their money around to obfuscate their wealth - and potential ill-gotten gains. The Prime Minister of Pakistan was implicated, resulting in an investigation. And now, documents tendered by his daughter are alleged to be false - all because an investigator noticed what font the documents were typed in.
Love it or hate it, the Comic Sans typeface makes amateur typographers of us all. People don’t normally talk about the fonts they use. Most of us only notice typefaces when they are atypical or inhibit our ability to read. Comic Sans is different. It divides opinion among those who don’t usually identify as typeface enthusiasts.
Chrome: One of the best things you can do as a designer is get input from other sources to inspire you. Palettab helps by showing you a new colour and font pairing every time you open a new tab in Chrome.
Picking the right font for your Kindle or Nook can enhance your reading experience. Some fonts are easy on the eyes, some have a ton of personality and some tell stories of their own. Here are some fonts the experts suggest for your devices.
Google has had a collection of free fonts for a while. Recently, the site for these fonts got an update. Now it's easier than ever to browse through the fonts and preview the ones you need before you download them.
Getting your typeface right in an image is important to designers and non-designers alike. Once you've got a handle on the basics, this free ebook teaches the more advanced tricks of combining multiple typefaces.
Choosing the best typeface for your design is a critical choice. Sometimes you may even need multiple fonts for different elements in a design. This graphic shows how you can pair them well.
When you're writing code, picking the font you use is more about utility than beauty. Whether you're an expert coder, or just starting out, this open source font is easy to read and easy to work with.
We recently noted that Helvetica is a sensible font choice for your resume. Now here's a font you definitely shouldn't use: Times New Roman.
There are a lot of fonts out there you can use for a multitude of projects. When it comes to putting a professional-looking resume together, however, you may want to avoid the overused classics and go with Helvetica instead.
Despite years of research to get it right, rendering crisp, pixel-perfect fonts is a difficult business -- Microsoft even has a dedicated API in the form of DirectWrite and as Chrome's recent update to support it shows, even it's not considered ideal by everyone. Like many graphics-related tasks however, the prevalence of powerful 3D accelerators in most devices has allowed text-rendering to take the next step in quality, using a technique called "signed distance field". In fact, you can check it out right now in Chrome.