April 2007 Archives
As I wrote in Are You Deprecated, I've been making a valiant effort to shake off my antiquated Web page coding habits, which date back to the days of Notepad and Netscape 0.9. With most of my more horrendous old practices now behind me, I've turned to looking for solutions to display problems in new places. Hence my recent, if belated, arrival in the land of Dynamic HTML and fancier CSS. If, like me, your main focus is graphics and publishing, with just a secondary need to create and maintain Web sites, then the good news is that you can use these to quickly add snappy, modern functionality to your pages without making it your life's work.
hese roundups covering font releases and typographic books, events and software were meant to be a monthly affair, but the flow of worthy items continues unabated. So with no further ado I'll start off with a sighting of a rare bird indeed—a significant update to a font creation and editing application.
arch was a great month, typographically speaking, providing some fresh faces, several books, a new version of a classic font creation application and even, as Mike Lenhart pointed out in his recent blog, a documentary film devoted to Helvetica. In this installment I'll cover some recent releases that caught my eye and then follow up with a look at books and software.