Tag Archives: typography

{Nerdy} Dolly Mix 12.05.10 – font stacks, CSS3, 48HR Mag

Via 9gag.com48HR Mag project

“…a raucous experiment in using new tools to erase media’s old limits. As the name suggests, we’re going to write, photograph, illustrate, design, edit, and ship a magazine in two days.”

A gorgeous interactive chart that demos HTML5 ‘readiness‘.

Some interesting research and results on font stacking for Mac and PC.

Nice little ‘how to’ post on integrating Twitter‘s @Anywhere tool into comments in your WordPress comments.

Streamline the use of conditional stylesheets for the various flavours of IE through some neat detection and simply adding classes to the body tag.

Like/need to keep your source code on your websites valid? Then you should check out StayValid, an online validation tool that can run multiple validation tests on a scheduled basis.

Not going to FOWD London next week? Seems you can purchase all the goodness for a mere ¬£95 online. Slides and videos all available 24hours after the conference. This is a slight kick in the ‘nads considering my smashing¬†workplace has paid significantly more for a ticket to attend and travel costs too. Judgement reserved on that for now.

Dolly Mix 02.04.10 – Trim Balloon Fiesta, Business Boot Camp & pretty things

My mug by Allan Cavanagh

The Trim Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is on over the Easter bank holiday. I just love it, particularly the ‘special shape balloons’ and the ‘Night Glow’ event on Saturday night. Fingers crossed the weather improves for all involved!

The supremely talented Sabrina Dent is offering a Business Boot Camp service that sounds excellent and is ridiculously good value. Get booking.

So Dublin City Council are going ahead with the idea of renaming Archbishop Ryan Park (that’s Merrion Square to you and I). Panti has the info on how to get involved and an excellent suggestion on her blog.

Snaps for Stu who shared a link to a gorgeous wee font called Brownstone earlier. I’m also loving Boucle this week.

The name Pat Butcher has a whole new meaning for me today on Pat Phelan’s blog.

Thank you to Allan Cavanagh for the cool caricatures.

Dolly Mix 25.02.10 – iMaxi, GoogleLabs & my doppelganger?

iMaxi on Etsy
So yeah, the iMaxi – it simply had to happen.

Some tools graduating and falling from Google Labs, one of the best ones to graduate is ‘Forgotten Attachment Detector‘.

All sorts of funny – Stephanie from LazyTown. From Wikipedia:

“Stephanie (played by Julianna Rose Mauriello)[1] is a fictional main character from the children’s television show LazyTown…She has pink hair and is often referred to as ‘Pinky’ by Trixie.”

Tutorial: ‘How to Pull Your Google Buzz with jQuery‘ – if that’s what you’re into.

Typography: lovely open source fonts from ‘The League of Moveable Type‘, thanks to Stu for the linky.

Dolly Mixture 02.02.10 – life streams, iPhone web apps, Helveticons

Are life-streams are the new glossy buttons of the web? Here’s a nice service that will allow you to put together a rather good-looking web page via a WYSIWYG – Flavors.me.

Flavors.me from Jack Zerby on Vimeo.

Andy McMillan is presenting iPhone Web Apps (inc. HTML5, CSS3 & JQTouch) at X Cake Belfast on Tuesday 9th at 5.30pm at the University of Ulster.

Pennies is a lovely native app for counting, well, the pennies!

Lego digital camera.

Helveticons - icons inspired by Helvetica.

It’s Groundhog Day – how’s about following¬†Stephen Tobolowsky?

Dolly Mixture 21.01.10 – FOWD, fonts, HTML5

London - such a pretty city
London - such a pretty city

Finding out that FOWD 2010 will be in London from Monday 17th to Wednesday 19th of May via a Facebook mailshot this morning. Fingers crossed I can save enough pennies to go!

WOO Themes have released a ‘lifestream‘ WordPress theme which is quite cute.

FontShop on 2010 typography trends, some lovely blocky fonts in there.

YouTube starts to embrace the lovely HTML5.

The fabulous Luka Bloom plays in the Button Factory on Friday March 26th.