Monotype Imaging and Google Collaborate

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Interesting little article I came across over at Creative Match about Google’s attempt to make:

“web fonts significantly better user experience, including web fonts used in branded content loading faster, better font rendering quality for noticeably better display quality across a variety of device screens and improved cross platform performance”.

They are working in collaboration with Monotype and their patented MicroType® Express (MTX) algorithm.
I won’t bore you with the details so read the full article here…


Finally moved my site to a WordPress build. This is something I have been meaning to do for quite a while now but never seemed to find the time. This site is roughly built around the theme of Simplicity by kochwerkstatt.

Simplicity Theme

Although the theme is fairly old, this is a very simple framework build that has allowed me to add elements and learn as much as possible about the creative possibilities of WordPress.

Although I am a designer with plenty of experience with coding, I had found the default installed themes of TwentyTen and TwentyEleven a little too busy for a newbie to WordPress to pick through and learn as much as possible, in a short a time as possible.

There are plenty of other themes that are similarly simple enough for designers to get their teeth stuck into; perusing the WordPress Template Directory will give anyone an indication of this. But for this designer and this blog I will and have concentrated my efforts to using this theme and will direct what I have learned to this end.