Posts in Category "Screen"

September 15, 2010

Choosing Type for Screen

These days, almost anyone you talk to can name their favorite font. Likewise, virtually every business, whether large or small, as well as an ever-increasing number of individuals, maintain a website or blog. What if you could use your favorite font on your blog or website? With the advent of web fonts, the chances of being able to do just that are increasing day by day. In fact, this recently happened to Chelsey Scheffe as you can see from the screen capture of her blog post dated August 30 of this year. As we recently announced, Adobe has made several of its most popular typefaces available for @font-face embedding via Typekit’s service, and we plan on adding even more in the future.

Nothing Relevant blog using Adobe Garamond. Rendered in Chrome on Windows XP.

Nothing Relevant blog using Adobe Garamond. Rendered in Chrome on Windows XP.

But, just because you can use your favorite font on the web, should you? This article is the second in our weekly series on web fonts, and seeks to lay out some very basic, practical design considerations to keep in mind when choosing type that is intended to be viewed on screen in the context of the web. I will thus focus on the more technical aspects of choosing type. For further guidance on choosing and pairing type, I strongly recommend reading Robert Bringhurst’s excellent Elements of Typographic Style, particularly the sixth chapter, which is entitled “Choosing & Combining Type.”
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August 16, 2010

Adobe Web Fonts

Today we’ve got some great news. Some of the best typefaces in the world are now available for use on the web.

Anybody who creates for the web has heard of web fonts by now. Every popular web browser now supports font delivery over the web (via the CSS @font-face rule), giving designers more typographic options than ever before. We here at Adobe have been looking for the best way to get some of our most popular designs to you, so today we’re excited to announce a partnership with Typekit, the web font pioneers of San Francisco who, since last year, have been leading the way in web font technology and delivery. Continue reading…

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April 22, 2010

Fonts for the CS5 file type icons

Now that CS5 has been announced I can finally talk about one of the things that kept me busy. Over on Inspire, Shawn Cheris talks about the new Creative Suite branding system: the grid, the colors, the influences, and… the fonts. Well, he actually didn’t say a lot about the latter which gives me a good opportunity to do so.
CS5 SWF file icon at different sizes
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May 13, 2009

Times Reader take two

The Times Reader 2.0 released this week is a newsreader powered by AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) that was developed by Adobe in partnership with The New York Times Company. I contributed to the project; more about that later. It is a groundbreaking application that feels like a breath of fresh air amid all the unfortunate news affecting many newspapers across the country and worldwide.
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April 13, 2007

Adobe CS3 icon typeface from Slimbach

The CS3 icons (discussed in John Nack’s blog) are all done with two-letter abbreviations. The lettering uses a prototype of a future Robert Slimbach typeface currently called “Gauge.”

Here’s an even larger look at some of the icons. all_cs3_mnemonics.jpg

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May 22, 2006

Show, don’t tell? Recording captivating demos

A few weeks ago, I had reason to record one of my sort of standard demos of OpenType features, for internal use. Today’s post is about why and how I did it, using Captivate.

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