Month: July 2010

Free At Last :Typography Web Pages

When I went to one of the most anticipated sites, font-face.com, which soon promised (for a price) to finally free designers to use actual fonts that could be viewed on their webpage, I was greeted with this epitaph: Our Google Announcement Google have recently announced that they are also entering the web-font market – with the same free, hosted model as ours. Although we have put 100’s of hours into the design, development and readying of 150+ fonts (x4 formats = 600!), with only weeks before font-face.com was ready to go live, we have decided to bow out now. A...

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New WiFi Kindle- $139

Amazon will soon release it’s competition for Barnes and Noble’s  Nook WiFi version. The newest Kindle costs only $139 ($10 less than the Noook WiFi) and is an appeal to those who do  casual reading. Rather than accessing books through a cellphone network like Kindles do the Kindle Wi-Fi will use the less expensive wireless internet to download books and magazines and blogs. I assume that, like the nook, you can still hook up to various hotspots to download books when away from home. According to engadget, who of course, actually got their hands on a model: The new...

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Firefox 4.0 Beta Released

Firefox 4,0 Beta was released today for Mac and Windows with a Linux release reported soon. The new features include: New Look for Tabs. 1. NEW LOOK for TABS -New Tab Location Tabs are given top visual priority for more efficient and intuitive browsing. –Switch to Tab Navigate more easily by switching to open tabs from your Awesome Bar. –Apps Tab Take sites you always keep open—like Web mail–off your tab bar and give them a permanent home in your browser. 2. New Add-Ons Manager An easier way to manage your add-ons and discover new options for personalizing your browsing. 3.WebM and HD Video As pioneers of HTML5 video standards, Firefox also supports the WebM format so you can watch open HD quality video. 4. Protection for Your Privacy Firefox puts your privacy first, fixing flaws in some web standards that allow bad guys to snoop around and expose your browser history. 5. Feedback Add-on which includes you in user studies. No data will be sent to Mozilla without your permission. The new beta is jam-packed with new developer tools as well. But as of now the sync function is not working on this version. Check it out and let us know what you...

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