Fontstand is a Mac OS X app that allows you to try fonts for free or rent them by the month for desktop use for just a fraction of the regular price. One-click font activation for all your OS X apps.
This is a really great concept. A few more foundries would be nice, but it’s early days yet.
As we refine our methods of responsive web design, we’ve increasingly focused on measure (another word for “line length”) and its relationship to how people read.
Sound advice, although I must admit I don’t follow the “max 75 characters per line” rule religiously.
During this peaceful Easter holiday, I’ve been thinking about how much time (cumulatively) I’ve spent tinkering with the HTML and CSS used on this site. I haven’t kept count, but it must be in the hundreds, if not thousands, of hours. I’m never 100 per cent happy with the results, but I guess for people who care even remotely about the appearance of a product, that’s normal.
I wish everyone a great holiday.
All good ones—Marr Sans is my personal favourite.
The fonts from, err, Google Fonts are now available on Github.