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March 12, 2009

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Oh Right... Design

Via Kottke, this paste-up of newspaper front pages is really fun, and functional too.

As you know, I am not a fan of the newspaper as a physical format. But I gotta say… Look at those pictures! Look at those fonts! Verdana and Georgia this ain’t.

It’s arresting how beautiful the pages are — and how different from each other.

Question to smarter web-heads out there: What’s the light at the end of the tunnel for web typography? What technology or standard should I be watching for?

Man, Snarkmarket has been 100% meta-media lately. Will try to change it up a little, I promise.

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Posted March 12, 2009 at 2:37 | Comments (1) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted

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The two technologies I'd be watching, for font selection and control at least, are sIFR ( http://wiki.novemberborn.net/sifr/ ), which works now using Flash and Javascript, and CSS3, which will greatly expand the ability to use uncommon fonts with the @font-face rule:

http://www.css3.info/preview/web-fonts-with-font-face/

Posted by: Matt on March 12, 2009 at 05:24 PM
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