Posts Tagged ‘Design’

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.

Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

January 17th, 2009

Ralph Lengler and Martin Eppler show a variety of many different visualization methods, arranged as a periodic table. Six categories differentiate the various entries by visualization type: Data, Information, Concept, Strategy, Metaphor, and Compound: http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html (version 1.5; no date).

Make sure you mouse over the “elements” to see samples and learn more! Great idea!

Choosing a good chart…

January 17th, 2009

Found a great decision graph on how to pick the right chart type for your next presentation(s): http://extremepresentation.typepad.com/blog/2006/09/choosing_a_good.html

Writen by Andrew Abela, it displays visually how to choose (what he thinks is) the best type of graph for a particular need. Clear, concise, and useful, it’s a good way to get started. The comments have some other ideas and pages with similar info.