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Friday Focus 02/26/10: Fine Type

This week on Friday Focus: designs that are dressed in fine typography and details.

Designs of the Week

BlissfullyAware

Mutt Ink

Simone Maranzana

Kilian Muster

Ligature, Loop and Stem

Definium Design Group

Speak for the Trees book

Ribbons of Red

Simon Collison

Social Media Weekly

UsabilityThe 10-Second Usability Test
“Is your site usable? Testing the usability of a site is one of the first things to be done during the search engine optimisation process. Keeping tabs on usability is one of the ways to assess how much work your site is going to need to pull it up in the rankings.”

DesignTaking Type to the Next Level with Alternate Characters
“Are you sick of your type looking plain and boring? Many OpenType fonts have alternate characters built into them that can transform your type into a beautiful piece of art. By using these alternate characters you can add things like flourishes and flair to your type with ease.”

Ideas10 Principles That May Make Your Work Better Or May Make It Worse
“I was asked to map my own ocean and to document a few of my guiding principles. They may be of assistance to you. They may not. But then again, it’d be a shame if we were all working off the same map, looking for the same treasure.”

Mobile10 Great Tools to Create a Mobile Version of Your Site


  1. By Victoria Blount posted on March 2, 2010 at 9:25 am
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    The fine type adds a classical edge to these elegant web designs. As the designs are fairly simple, layout plays a big part in making sure the designs are strong.

  2. By pilgern posted on March 2, 2010 at 12:15 pm
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    wow, nice examples! Typography is uique!
    thanks for sharing…

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