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Readmill closing; Team joins Dropbox

June 23rd, 2014

According to the Readmill.com closing announcement:

Our team will be joining Dropbox, where our expertise in reading, collaboration and syncing across devices finds a fitting home. Millions of people use Dropbox to store and share their digital lives, and we believe it’s a strong foundation on which to build the future of reading. We’re delighted to work alongside this talented team and imagine new ways to read together.

Interesting times ahead for Dropbox. I’m curious to see how they incorporate the lessons learned by Readmill in their platform.

Typecast

October 27th, 2012

Typecast (beta.typecastapp.com) is a new website from Front designed to make web typography and design easier.

Typecast Projects

Supporting fonts from typekit, fonts.com, Font Desk, and Google web fonts, Typecast provides a simple and flexible formatting solution for blocks of text on a web page. Currently in beta, as of 22 October, the site is open for everyone and free to use. (They will start charging for font use when the site leaves beta.)

Creating blocks of text is as simple as a few clicks; setting a consistent font size, line height, and color is a few more clicks. Soon, you’ll have a page with an even look-and-feel, letting you spend more of your time focusing on the content.

 

Four intro videos walk you through the basics of using the site. Pricing and release date have not been announced. Looks very promising.

Update (10/30): Monotype acquires Typecast. See the announcement or the blog post announcing the purchase.

New fonts

October 15th, 2012

I’ve updated the fonts on this site. TypeKit was fine, but I found several free fonts on www.myfonts.com that I really liked, all with unlimited web usage: Calluna (both Regular and Sans Regular) and Fertigo Pro (Regular).