This book isn’t by the TypeManiac but it looks cool anyway.
Larry Yudelson strikes again! This time sending us a link to a whole page of jQuery typography plugins.
First, a few words of explanation:
- Today’s typical web page consists of some HTML code (for structure and content) plus some CSS code for styling.
So the point of the article that Larry has pointed us to is that a whole bunch of typemaniac programmers have been cooking up extensions to the jQuery library, specificially to help you manipulate type on your web pages.
For example . . . Remember using a proportion wheel and vertical camera to resize display type to the same length?
Well, throw away that rubber cement and get with the 21st century! Charlie Park’s “Hatchshow” plugin will equalize all the measures for you — even when you edit the copy.
And that’s only one example of what programmers are doing with web type. For some others, read the article.
Guess I won’t have to dig my old U&lc copies out of the warehouse, now that Monotype has scanned the complete run and posted them online.
Starting in 1974, this was the premier typography magazine and all us typemaniacs salivated over every issue. Publication ceased in 1999 but I switched my allegiance to Adobe’s Font & Function (begun 1988) long before U&lc’s demise. Now I look back at it and am both amazed by its brilliance and struck by how dated it can look.
Again, a tip of the Hatlo hat to Larry Yudelson.
Larry Yudelson sent us a link to the Periodic Table of Typefaces
. If we had any wall space left, we’d order one and put it up!