MUSE—Another interesting and designer centric project/product from Adobe. I like the apparent ease of use and UI similarities with other other Adobe apps like InDesign. I’m not a huge fan of having to have your site hosted by Adobe.
“Design and publish HTML websites without writing code. Create websites as easily as you create layouts for print. You can design and publish original HTML pages to the latest web standards without writing code. Now in beta, Muse makes it a snap to produce unique, professional websites.” via Adobe
Here are some links to check out:
Smashing magazine collected and posted a fantastic and extensive overview of educational resources, tools, articles, techniques and showcases all related to web typography. Be sure to check out the full post.
Invitation Crush did a nice post on their blog about Jackie and Monte’s letterpress wedding invites I designed. Always fun to see your work being appreciated by peers. You can see the post here and be sure to check out their site it has some amazing stuff on it. Big thanks to Invitation Crush for the post!
A colleague turned me onto Lost World Fair’s (thanks Emir), aside from the stunning illustrations and typography the site takes advantage of HTML 5, CSS3 and WOFF. If you look behind the curtain you’ll notice that all the typography uses web fonts vs. images which makes the site all the more impressive. Now that IE9 is on board the web appears to be full steam ahead!
Smashing Magazine has put together a great collection of interviews and presentations from design-related conferences and events from around the world. It gives those of us who are not able to attend a great opportunity to look, listen and absorb from all the fantastic speakers.
Below is a small sampling from their awesome post, be sure to check out all the interviews and presentations.
Interview With Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere
Speaker: Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere
Hoefler and Frere-Jones are American typeface designers. Here is a clip of them talking about everyone’s favorite font in the documentary Helvetica.
Speaker: Stefan Sagmeister
Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister takes the audience on a whimsical journey through moments in his life that made him happy and notes how many of these moments had to do with good design.
Speaker: Tony Pritchard
Typographic hierarchy is about analyzing textual information and prioritizing based on meaning. The designer determines the order in which the user views information through basic typographic techniques such as size, weight and position of type.
An Interview With Debbie Millman
Speaker: Debbie Millman
AIGA President Debbie Millman talks at AIGA Philly about the need for designers to embrace technology and how the AIGA can adapt to changes in the field through an active membership.
A nice reminder that life gives us unexpected moments and sometimes an illusion or two when we stop to look around. Street photography by Siegfried Hansen. via My Modern Met
Awesome…I believe that testosterone did infact mate with an explosion. Check it out.