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Practicing Typography

Practicing Typography

Typekit has a tutorial on how to recreate the shading effect often used in sign painting with Typekit and css, complete with a Codepen/Typekit sand box to try it out yourself. The Typekit Practice site itself is organized around the idea that there is no science to typography, and the only way to master typesetting is …

Beautiful, Open-Source SVG Icons for the Web

Beautiful, Open-Source SVG Icons for the Web

If you’ve attempted to target retina displays on the web in the past few years, you’ve probably realized that vector graphics are the future. The simplicity and accessibility of icon fonts is wonderful, and with resources like the open-source Font Awesome project at your disposal, it’s easy to understand the appeal of the format. However, Ian Feather’s …

Using Storytelling for Better Product Design

Using Storytelling for Better Product Design

The Google Ventures blog has a great article discussing the value of using storytelling to avoid the trap of designing individual, disconnected screens. The best product designers practice story-centered design. They begin by crafting stories that show how customers interact with a product, and only after they’ve accomplished that do they design screens as a …