• Change your font, save a ton of money on printer ink

    Posted March 31, 2014 - 1:17 pm

    One kid found the government could save millions every year just with a font switch
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    Gitty up: 12 things other than programming code that are managed on GitHub

    Posted February 26, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    The popular platform for open source software is increasingly being used to share, manage and crowdsource things other than code
  • Warning to drivers: Your typeface may be endangering your life

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 1:23 pm

    New research shows that a typeface commonly used for in-vehicle device displays keeps drivers' eyes off the road longer than an alternative typeface.
  • Five free fonts make back-to-school time fun and frugal

    Posted August 20, 2012 - 3:01 pm

    Back-to-school sales are cropping up everywhere, so it must be that time of year again. Say good-bye to summer and hello to learning with the following school-oriented fonts. All are either free or have a free demo available for personal use, so you can cross one thing off your back-to-school savings list. From preschool through college, we have you covered.
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    Take control of your fonts with printer's apprentice

    Posted July 20, 2012 - 9:12 pm

    Fonts are undeniably fun--and abundant. Thousands are free for the downloading, and more are available if you're willing to pay. Windows 7 itself installs more than 200 fonts as the default array of choices. But you won't want to mess with the Windows\Fonts folder, since accidentally moving or deleting Windows system fonts can have serious consequences; and storing your fonts in scattered folders can be confusing. If your work requires you to sort and select fonts--whether they're in your Windows\Fonts folder, in other hard-drive locations, or on a CD--you need a program like Printer's Apprentice ($29).
  • Biology meets typography with DNA Sans

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:35 am

    DNA is pretty incredible stuff, but who thought it could be turned into a font--and one that's still nicer than Comic Sans at that?
  • It's not just you: Facebook shrinks its font

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    Before you make an appointment with your eye doctor, it's not your eyes. It's Facebook.
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