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Over at Mastication is normal (as opposed to Masticate), we are presented with a fabulous satire, Behind the typeface: Cooper Black.

Can’t remember if I’ve mentioned it already, but typographica has some good things typography related. More typography: How to build a logo from letters explores logo design based on ligatures, i.e. joining letters together such as the CNN logo.

Does anyone know of a good ‘smart quote’ algorithm? You know, one that can automatically swap check marks ’ and " for proper quotes, while knowing when to close and when not to close?

What an IA Should Know About Prototypes for User Testing discusses and explores how close to the real thing your wireframes should be when presented for user testing.