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Extensis web typography / social media position

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA1/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=EXTENSIS&cws=1&...

Note that depending on the candidate, this does not have to be a full-time gig, or even necessarily based in Portland. All open to discussion given that you are a fabulous candidate! It is a contract position rather than permanent, but of course contract often leads to permanent….

Cheers,

T

General rules for combining complementary fonts when you don't have a natural "eye" for it.

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Hi everyone...I'm not at all lazy, but I'm sad to say that I don't have a natural eye for design. My best friend does and I've noticed over the years that she has helped me "develop" my eye. When I created a logo for my company (she was swamped at the time) and asked for her opinion, I thought she was going to reach through the phone and strangle me...I'd used what I now know is the much-typophile-hated font, Papyrus. Anyway, I digress...

Looking for serif with true small caps (web font)

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Hello there fellow Typophiles,

I'm looking for advice on a typeface for the body text on a website I'm working on. The website is about wedding photography, so I'm thinking that an elegant (but legible) roman typeface would fit nicely. Though I would really like to use true small caps, something I'm having trouble finding in a web font. Question: Do you know any free or affordable web fonts with true small caps? (that fit my requirements)

I've been looking at Typekit and Typotheque and the best I could come up with is Greta Text or maybe Brioni Text.

Any other recommendations?

Better web typography with OpenType features

Now that webfonts are supported by all major browsers, more and more professional fonts are available for web linking. These fonts usually contain a large set of OpenType features, which are only accessible in OpenType-savvy applications like InDesign, Illustrator or QuarkXPress. Browsers have barely supported such advanced typographic features so far. But with the latest Beta of Firefox 4 this is about to change …

http://bit.ly/9FVmg0

see also: http://typophile.com/node/73173

Realist (serif), Baroque or/and Scotch?

hi Everyone,

I created several web-font stacks based on different styles: neo-grotesk (realist sans-serif); geometric; humanist body; humanist display; renaissance; neoclassic; baroque; romantic; and monospace. I am still puzzling with Georgia.

Georgia is a wonderful web-font for display and book, but I cannot classify it perfectly. Do you believe it is a realist serif, baroque typeface, or...?

Also, do you think Century Schoolbook is a good Georgia-alternative for web-body or/and display?
Is Century Schoolbook not somewhat different in style?

Thank you for you reactions.

Greetings,
Bart

Typography trends for interactive media

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Hello all:

I have been recently invited to join a panel discussion regarding typographic trends for web or interactive media. The discussion will center primarily around the aesthetics vs. the technical aspects of type. I'm hoping y'all can help me round up some examples and thoughts on what you're seeing as trends.

For example, in my daily perusing I have noticed that a lot of sites are using larger and larger type, often slab-serifs. There's also the ubiquitous Helvetica showing up on everything regardless of appropriateness, but that's a whole different topic.

Would love to hear your thoughts.

My portfolio

I have been wanting to make myself a porfolio for sometime. I have gone thourgh many many many designs for myself. And after looking at louie mantia's work and site I decided to go for simple.

So here is the second gen of my personal portfolio, so far I just have the general design done for the home page, with my newly pixeled logo. So, I am look for critique to make it the best I can.

So here it is, My Site, ZNET

Please do comment.

Dreamweaver, Web, CSS and HTML for typographers

I am a traditional typographer having difficulty understanding HTML tools, some are easy, such as emphasis; though why "ital" wasn't used rather than "em" is a mystery; shouldn't "em" have been reserved for an em-space?

The above example is easy to set in typographic programs such as QuarkXPress or InDesign, and the coding made sense on Quadex and other type systems, back in the day. Note that there are hanging numerals in bold, the text is set 9/11, with alignment for breaking lines, and 2 pts additional space between paragraph returns.

The same goes for the superior shown, again, easy in Quark or InDesign, nearly impossible (at least to me) in HTML.