Today I would love to talk to you about fonts in general.
You all know by now, that fonts can be classified into major systems. We have serif fonts, we have grotesques or san serif fonts, we have slab fonts, we have script fonts and we have dingbats and we have something I would call fun fonts.
But all fonts have something in common, even dingbats, although they don’t come along with letters but signs.
All fonts are aligned at a kind of typographic line system. Read the rest of this entry
You know that each of your blog posts has a specific address, so that you can link to that very post. We call that permalink. Have you ever notice the URL of your blog post?
Some blog posts come along with a permalink like http://yourdomain.com/?p=24.
Easy to remember? – I doubt it! Read the rest of this entry
@ Klaus Brüheim/pixelio.de
Yes TipTuesday, but no technical tip today.
Do you mind that I am not in the mood? To much pressure these days in my life and I just can’t focus my mind on techie stuff.
So here is my tip for today … allow yourself now and then not to be on track. Read the rest of this entry
Ghee that was quite an interesting discussion yesterday. Enjoyed it very much.
To answer one of the questions straight ahead:
Yes you can mix fonts.
Actually you somehow want to mix fonts.
Guess everybody knows by now that we need different fonts to get our message out. The right font is part of the message and helps us to communicate with our readers. Read the rest of this entry
I recently wondered why people seem to be not so interested in my hobby fonts than in the more lighthearted subjects like “wordpress tips” or “getting to know about Helen what you didn’t dare to ask”.
Nicole Bandes came across with a suggestion that people might not know why using different fonts.
I started that series last year after talking to some friends who used to tell me that they are usually using “Standard fonts”. Standard fonts are fonts like Arial or Times for them.
My purpose for that series “Font of the Week” is to make you guys aware that there are so much more fonts than just Arial or Times or even Calibri. Typeface designers like Luke de Groot or Jan Tschichold haven’t designed the fonts just to please Melissa Barham and Helen Bogun. They are there to be used, by all of us. Read the rest of this entry
We are all afraid of spam. Spam is not only that nasty meaty stuff in cans or the sketch by Monthy Pythons …
… it is the plague of modern web communication.
Everybody wants to flood your site with undesidered links. Click me click me, they shout.
So we need a gate, a wall to keep them away.
There are several possibilities to protect your blog – even on not self hosted blogs. Read the rest of this entry
Today we do it the elegant way. I have decided to talk a bit about an old style serif font.
The font’s name is:
Sabon has been created by the German typographer and calligrapher Jan Tschichold in 1967.
The font bases on the famous Garamond-font, but Tschichold made it more legible. At that time typesetting didn’t happen on computers, as we know it. Printers used so called phototypesetting machines. Major systems were Monotype and Linotype and by creating the Sabon Tschichold made sure that reproduction on both systems were brought to the same standard. Read the rest of this entry
We all love to have pictures on the blog. It looks so much better and more interesting.
But it is not only about adding pictures to the blog, we want it to look cool too.
First you have to upload you picture.
Hit the camera-button:
click “Select file” …
… and upload your picture.
Now you have to select one out of four way to align your picture. Read the rest of this entry