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Cory Maylett

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  • I'd probably make the bottom right corner of the C round instead of square. A square corner makes it look a bit like a G waiting to happen. Come to think of it, I might do the same with the E too. If you do stick with the square corners on those two…
  • It depends on the typeface, but I've had good luck creating lights and x-bolds, then interpolating a regular from them, which I'll tweak as needed before interpolating other in-between weights. Hairlines and ultras/blacks often require too many desi…
  • The first font I ever designed — a Type 1 font released as shareware back in 1991 — began showing up with Dieter Steffmann's name on it a few years later. As far as I could tell, he didn't even bother to make any changes to the glyph outlines or ker…
  • Sorry, Andreas, but I reserve the right to respond politely in whatever way I choose.
  • I'm just a bit skeptical about single-story a's and g's making reading easier for children. When learning to read, children learn the difference between caps and lower case, they learn to recognize what punctuation marks are for and, hardest of al…
  • Roel Nieskens said: If version X of your site can do without non-essential stuff, why serve it for version Y? There are lots of different reasons. For example, an average user on a mobile phone visiting a page with lots of informatio…
  • Roel Nieskens said: I think the difference with responsive layout and webfonts is that a layout is made malleable to fit any sort of screen, and you let each device sort out which layout it needs to draw. As a developer you create the layout an…
  • Johannes Neumeier said: I agree with Roel on the difficulty of finding a sensible metric for deciding when to serve web fonts. There's currently no infallible method to optimize downloadable content — including web fonts — for the devic…
  • From my perspective, the most stylish and interesting glyph in the bunch is the s. If it were me, I'd probably spend less time perfecting that letter and more time figuring out ways to incorporate aspects of its personality into the others.
  • Beau Williamson said: Type is printed at 1200 dpi in professional settings. The best phones are under 600 dpi for now. Even an office xerox will do black text at 600 dpi. The phone will be better than your home printer. High-end vector …
  • Yeah, but that's largely true of delivering most responsive content. You aim for a sweet spot somewhere in the middle that's targeted at most users while making it easy for those on either side of the bell curve to adapt to what's being served. I t…
  • @Roul Nieskens Sorry, my bad. I misunderstood your question. I doubt there's currently a surefire way to handle the problem. This might be an issue mostly confined to the group of developers I work with, but they're using variations of what's fo…
  • Roel Nieskens said: How do you determine when to drop fonts for mobile? I suppose the main reason for pulling in additional fonts is to help create a unique personality for the site. There might be one typeface that's critical for main…
  • jeremy tribby said: it's been my experience that it's hard to sell dev teams on responsive type because it's a bunch of network requests with a considerable payload size. I'm not sure I totally agree. With network speeds getting increasi…
  • I read through the entire thread before running into the last three posts from Nick and Thomas that say what I've thought for some time now. As a graphic designer myself, I work with, hire and have lots of friends who are also graphic designers.…
  • There's also the practical matter of consumer preference. Whether through habit, ignorance or actual necessity, some people just prefer TrueType fonts. So if you're aiming for widespread usage or maximized sales, ignoring TrueType might very well li…
  • Previous major advances in printing/typography were impossible to predict before the underlying principles and technologies that made them possible were discovered or invented. For example, head back several decades and the whole notion of digital a…
  • I was the design director at a daily newspaper for several years, so I'm somewhat familiar with the issue. The choice of a newspaper typeface involves aesthetics, personality, legibility and all those other considerations that, really, apply to mos…
  • I suspect a big development we'll see in the future is the proliferation of virtual or digitally augmented environments. Google Glass was ahead of it's time, but in some form or another, the idea and the possibilities are too big to dismiss. I don't…
  • @Georg Seifert: I installed a virtual Windows environment and built a web page to quickly test the fonts in Windows using a browser. It took the better part of this morning, but it works!  @Mike Duggan: Your explanations helped fill in some gaps. U…
  • So, based on what you guys have said (thanks) installing Windows on my Mac would seem to be the best option. Given that the Mac version of FL doesn't have a ClearType preview, wouldn't this also suggest purchasing a Windows copy of FL (which is a bi…
  • I have a specific type of dyslexia (or a close cousin of it) called dyscalculia, which mainly affects one's ability to process numerical relationships. Unlike the more familiar dyslexia, dyscalculia does not affect the perception of words — just num…
  • Here's a link to some of that missing research (a PDF) that discredits the typeface's ability to improve reading performance for those with dyslexia: http://bit.ly/1ACdkOL Regardless of what the font license might say, if it were me, I'd stay well …
  • @Richard Fink — I didn't say emjois and symbols weren't significant. I said that I had, perhaps, mistakenly assumed the immediately relevant use of multicolor fonts might extend beyond that significance. @James Puckett — So far I see the convenienc…
  • OK, thanks John. Perhaps my mistake was in assuming there was an immediately significant use for this technology that must extend beyond creating emoji and various symbol fonts. Perhaps there will be, down the road.
  • At the risk of putting my ignorance on full display, why is this color font technology needed? Yes, I can see its use for emojis, but beyond that, I'm failing to see how it will be especially useful. As a web designer, I routinely color and, to …
  • As a longtime graphic designer who dabbles in type design (as opposed to specializing in it), I'll offer a somewhat contrary opinion on the merits of Jérémie's typeface. Yes, it defies a few conventions in a naive and quirky sort of way, but hon…
  • I'm glad someone brought this up since I've had many of the same concerns. It very well might be that I could end up loving FL6 after getting used to it. The trouble is that the lack of continuity between FL5.x and FL6 is so great that it will be …
  • Undergraduate degree in graphic design. Worked at ad agencies and design studios through the 1980s. Studied publication design in graduate school. Design director of a daily newspaper and a couple of magazines through the '90s and early '00s. Curren…
  • As a graphic designer, a certain amount of quirkiness in a typeface might be just the thing I'm looking for, or it just might be the reason I choose to use another typeface. A horizontal fraction symbol is interesting, but more than likely in most s…