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There are some really amazing prizes "dropping in" this week.
Don't forget to listen for the special "key word!"
We are looking for some test subjects ... [insert evil genius laugh here.]
Forgive me for this superficial analogy, but sometimes I feel like our
daily ever-vigilant efforts to stop ebook piracy are akin to my trying to pull up the bermuda grass in my backyard. I can yank up all the weeds I see, but the runners have already spread underground, and new weeds will pop up tomorrow in other areas of my lawn.
Q: Are there alternatives to Arial, Times, and Georgia for Web designers?
The short answer is YES!
The slightly longer answer is that most designers use Arial, Times, or Georgia, and, to a lesser degree, Verdana, Trebuchet MS, Courier, and Comic Sans because they think that’s all they have at their disposal, but they are wrong.
The long answer is that the core Web fonts (the one listed above plus Impact and Web Dings) are used because they are almost guaranteed to be installed on the vast majority of computers your designs are likely to be installed on. One fact of life in Web design is that unless the end user's computer has access to the font file, then the browser cannot use it.
On Thursday, June 25, @Peachpit and @RahafHarfoush threw down for a
live, full-hour Twitterview about the Obama campaign’s use of social
media. Check out the transcript and suggest the next Twitterview author!