We had a great discussion regarding web fonts and the future of typography on the web at our monthly Mizzou Web Developers meeting this week. Afterward, designer extraordinaire Josh Hughes sent an e-mail to the listserv outlining some of the basics. I present it to you, kind reader, in its entirety.
I was part of something truly monumental this last weekend. After a week of hide and seek, Tony Hawk ended his Twitter Hunt extravaganza (#THTH) with a surprise demo here in Columbia, MO. Why was this monumental (besides having the Michael Jordan of skateboarding here in the home of the University of Missouri), and more importantly, how is this relevant to us in Higher Education? Because it was one of the most successful uses of Social Networking/Media I have seen to date.
@font-face is all the rage in the CSS world these days and I’ve been dying to give it a whirl. This entry won’t discuss the best practices in terms of CSS syntax or the ins-and-outs of @font-face; that has been done in numerous other places which I will link to at the bottom of this entry. I’d rather focus on a specific Windows-related issue.
These handy links help people using assistive software or hardware, or mobile devices. They allow quick access to the navigation, main content or any other important element on the page without having to “tab” through all the page’s links. Try hitting the tab key (option+tab in Safari) and go through a page’s links to get to the main content. It takes a while doesn’t it? You can see an example of this working on or Mizzou Admissions site.
Over the Thanksgiving break, Nick DeNardis of EDU Checkup put up a video review of the redesigned MU Biochemistry Web site. We scored a 94%, so I think he liked it! Check out the video review embedded below or on EDU Checkup review page.