idsgn (a design blog)

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June 28 2011


Webfonts have arrived at idsgn… and it’s about time.

When we launched idsgn over two years ago, @font-face was still just a spec and Typekit did not yet exist. One of the few options web designers had for ‘real fonts’ (read: not Verdana) was sIFR or ‘Scalable Inman Flash Replacement.’

Around fall 2009, the web typography landscape started to change as Typekit and other webfont services started to pop up. We wrote an article on web typography around this time which outlined some of the problems and setbacks at the time (and still serves as a somewhat relevant introduction to fonts on the web).

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June 6 2011


Introducing Newswordy, a new site from the team behind idsgn.

Buzzwords are frequently used in news media. These are words that do not typically occur in everyday speech, but are common among newscasters, talking heads, and pundits on cable news.

These ‘news words' are accepted by audiences for their implied meaning. But often loaded words are misused or used out of context. The actual definitions can be different than what is implied.

Every weekday, Newswordy will celebrate one of these words.

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April 7 2010


We are about to celebrate our first birthday, and we are curious what our readers think.

How are we doing? What keeps you coming back? What would you change? Most importantly, what’s your favorite color? Let’s get to know each other!

If you have a few minutes to help make idsgn better, please share your thoughts

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