The next web design revolution will be typographic. But as Theme Revel discovers, all
is not plain sailing as we transition to real fonts.
The number of blogs increases daily, and web design currently favors type-led minimalism over-elaborate Flash-based interfaces – outside of websites for video games and movies, anyway. However, online typography remains a sore point with many designers, who are increasingly irked by restrictions. We’ve been limited to choosing fonts users already have installed, or embedding custom type by using images, which isn’t practical.
Continue reading The future of web fonts
A well-conceived website is not only aesthetically pleasing but also works under the hood as well. Soul Media (www. soulmedia.com.au) is a Melbourne-based digital agency that has put together a striking and well-constructed site that demonstrates the traits of good design. The home page makes an immediate impact with a big, bold image and relays the company message without too many distractions. The main image is a background image that scales with the browser window, ensuring that it works with all screen sizes. The site is also ‘responsive’, which means that it responds to the size of a screen and restyles to fit. This ensures that a site will work for smartphones, tablets, and desktops.
Continue reading What Makes a good website?