UK Museums on the Web is a one day conference organised by the Museums Computer Group. Representatives from museums and other organisations in the sector shared their experiences over the past year and beyond. These are my notes from the day.
Clagnut went missing but now it’s partially back.
A tale of how typesetting a beautiful poster led to an exploration and explanation of how manually kerning type on the web can be tricky, but also made to work across browsers.
The fourth episode of the music podcast, featuring tracks from Explosions in the Sky, Ballboy, Metronomy, Girls and I Break Horses.
I want to design a new way for visual designers to find fonts which specifically suit their needs and the needs of their clients. This means approaching things by way of a user-centred design process. And I need your help.
I’m giving a virtual seminar on using jQuery in interactive wireframes. As a UX designer, it’s the course I wish had been available to me a few years ago.
Pretty much the only forms of Western literature that don’t use hyphenation are children’s books and websites. Until now.
Some quick thoughts from Clearlefties on the new Google +1 button.
Why and how I put together Ampersand, the UK’s first conference dedicated specifically to web typography.
The third episode of the music podcast, featuring tracks from the Specials, Jonny, Jamie Lidell, Pavement and James Blake.
Design Week had an editorial highlighting the demise of craft skills and typography in college curricula. It reminded me that courses teaching web design in the UK rarely include such skills in the first place. So where are the good courses?
Here’s the track listing to my annual compilation. As ever, titled as ‘The Best Songs I Bought In 2010 Ever’.
My diet has been devoid of chilli over the past few months. Normally we eat lots of hot food – hotter the better – so I was becoming desperate for my fix. In a quiet moment, I made myself an delicious second breakfast to ease the craving.
Two weeks ago I became the father of a beautiful baby girl. Thought I’d better jot down some thoughts for posterity.
The second episode of a music podcast, featuring tracks from the Steve Mason, Everything Everything, Delta Spirit and Broken Social Scene.
The inaugural episode of a music podcast, featuring tracks from the Phantom Band, Villagers, the Soundcarriers and John Grant.
TypeCon2010 in Los Angeles was my first typography conference. It felt good. I was made welcome, made new friends, renewed old acquaintances and learned a lot.
I’m extremely proud to say that two weeks ago Fontdeck opened its doors to the type-loving public. It’s been a long time in coming – too long I’d admit – but Fontdeck is now live and I’m hugely excited about what’s to come.
Last Sunday I completed the inaugural Brighton marathon. It was a great day, for a good cause.
Help save BBC 6 Music by getting Joy Division Oven Gloves to number 6 in the singles charts.