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Type Specific Sites
Type Specific Sites (see a bigger list)Linotype FontExplorer This remarkable applet helps you choose type based on a number of different settings, including classification, time in history, usage, name, style, weight/width/x-height,and serif type. It's useful, it's fun, and it's very clever. Make sure to note the little VCR-like buttons near the bottom of the right window--these show you more fonts based on your selections. Precision Type has, not only one of the most definitive type catalogs in print, they also have perhaps the single most definitive collection of typographic samples on the web. They carry more typefaces from more foundries than anyone else, and their simplet yet
brilliant site lets you see any font they carry in the words of your choice--there's no better way to see if a face is going to work for you. This is where I go first when I am looking for a font. You should go there first, too.Makambo is a great place to find the latest
faces from a wide range of talented independent designers, checkout Makambo.com. The great thing about this service is that it lets small, creative designers easily sell their fonts on the web. Prices start at as little as $1.50. New! ITC Fonts
- At long last, ITC, the IBM of ABC's has opened their site. It's comprehensive and full of useful information, and features "euripides" a unique and useful feature that lets you view the words of your choice in any ITC font. The site generates an anti-aliased GIF file so you can get a much better idea of how a font looks, in use.
This lets you try any of their more than 1000 fonts--free, and on-line. U&lc magazine, long a favorite of designers, also has features on-line. Go visit this site, now!New!Counterspace - A new, beautifully designed and informative site about type. Flash and Shockwave are used, so make sure you have them installed--if you do you're in for a treat. A fine example of really good design.New! FontBox is an excellent font management program for the Mac. Check our their siteNew! Galapagos Design Group - Galapagos has designed many interesting typefaces and offers high-end type design services. Their site also offers a free decorative border font.
Adobe - The best-known company for digital type. This site also includes information about their other products, and is the place to get your free Acrobat reader so you can view PDF files from the Web. You probably didn't know this, but you can get a free
copy of ATM right off their FTP server. Go to ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/atm.
- A great digital type foundry. You can buy fonts on-line, or on one of their value-packed CD-ROM's, like theor "500 font CD". 500 top quality fonts for just $49.95--the best way to start a library of high-quality type. If you have a lot of fonts, consider their FontNavigator software, the best way to keep your fonts oganized under Windows.
- New!Comicbook Fonts: Looking for fonts that look like comic book lettering? Look no futher than this varied, high-quality
collection. These fonts are used in some of the best-selling comic books on the market.Gary & Barbara Bouton's site has some great shareware fonts, plus some brilliant 3D and computer illustrations.Jason Castle has created some of the most sensitive revivals and charming new faces. He's adding new faces all the time, so if you haven't seen his site (and even if you have), go take a look.
DesktopPublishing.com - comprehensive list of Desktop Publishing related sites. DTP Jumplist - Another
comprehensive list of Desktop Publishing related sites on the net. The Font Fairy isn't cheap--she's free. She points you to commercial fonts which are legally available for free on the web and CD. She also covers offers for other free
software. She's up-to-date and while she says she primarily covers Mac fonts, I found links to many Windows fonts there, too. FontHaus is known for their many unique and original typefaces, and for their support of creative independent designers around
the world. But they also carry fonts from all the major foundries--at prices often less than elsewhere. More than that--they carry the latest and most interesting grapics from companies such as ArtParts and Apply. FontShop - The American branch of this international type vendor known for their innovative "FontFont" line.
FONTNET - Fontworks is the largest distributor of fonts in the UK. The site also includes Neville Brody's FUSE magazine pages.Garage Fonts - currently sponsoring a type
design contest with Macromedia, GarageFonts has many creative, unique and decidedly modern new typefaces you can buy on-line.Internet Font Archive - The place to find the latest type-related internet sites. Updated frequently.
Linotype Library - Linotype has created much of the digital type in use today--including much of the Adobe library. Their web site offers a lot of useful information and a complete online library of almost 4,000 fonts.
Monotype Typography is the home of such classic faces as Gill Sans and Times New Roman. Their site is also the place to find many publishing add-ons for page layout programs, and FontMixer which lets you rearrange character sets and mix characters from one font with another. Microsoft's Typography Web Site contains a wide variety of TrueType-related information, including discussions of anti-aliasing, hinting, the TrueType / TrueType Open formats, and an
explanation of Microsoft's strategy for enhancing typography on the World Wide Web. The site includes tools for TrueType development, specifications for TrueType and TrueType Open, and technical articles for typeface developers. The site also contains free downloadable TrueType fonts and Windows font-related system extensions. Gary Munch - Designer of the delightful Nanogram, and fellow chipmunk lover.On-Line University's Type Identification Class - Want to learn how to tell one typeface from another? This site's excellent on-line course will help you learn.P22
This foundry specializes is revival faces, from Hieroglyphics, to the ancient Acropolis, to the handwriting of DaVinci, Michaelangelo, Rodin and Cezanne, to Art Nouveau and Craftsman. These fonts are always well done and unique. Phils Fonts - Phil's has been selling type for as long as I can remember. Originally a photo-lettering house, they now sell digital typefaces for Mac and Windows. They have lots of great new type samples, they sell fonts--they even give away a free font a month. If you like new faces you'll love this new site.
Publish Magazine has compiled a very useful directory of type vendors. The rest of their site is good, too :)
Quick Brown Fox - This foundry offers type on CD, but more interestingly, they sell a program called FontExpert. Scan a font sample and the program compares it against its database of more than 20,000 typefaces. While I have not yet tested this software, if it works as advertised it could be
a highly valuable utility.Serif Magazine - Serif takes a completely different approach than Typofile and focuses on more historical aspects of typefaces and their design. Typ Magazine - This monthly Dutch publication (in English) covers the modern European type scene and has a great deal of variety. The Internet Type Index is a current list of all the type vendors on the web. It's sponsored by Penultimate design--where you'll find some extremely innovative new typefaces, including a multi-layered design that simulates graffiti. Typograf - Since Adobe bought FontMinder
and took it off the market (booo), Typograf may very well be the best type management program for Windows.
- New!Type Books for the Well-Read Typographer
is an excellent site--beautifully designed, highly informative.
- New!TypeRight - This non-profit group is dedicated to educating the public (this means you) about intellectual property rights and fonts) and to try to get legal protection for type designs.U-Design Foundry
- Bill's faces take the past and put it on you page. Zabra Font Factory - Interesting display faces.
Exceptional Web Creation Tools
NetObJects Fusion is a new web creation, organization, design and production tool that sets new standards for web creation software. It's org-chart "site" tool lets you lay
out even a complex site visually. Once done, the program automatically builds navigation for every page. It's "page" tool lets you create web pages the way you create paper pages in PageMaker or Xpress--just draw them--for the utmost in layout flexibility. Well designed by designers for designers, this is currently the best-designed web creation tool available. Currently available for free beta download.CorelXarais, in my long experience, the best illustration program ever created for any operating system. Strong words? Strong program. Not only is it lightning fast and able to create perfectly smooth
anti-aliased web graphics, it can make any object, vector or bitmap, transparent in an almost unlimited number of ways -- something no other illustration program can do. You can do things here that look like they were done in PhotoShop, only faster, easier, and because they're always objects, more flexibly. Their new vector format for the web is compact, and lets you zoom in to 25,000% to see detail. Remarkable. Check
out their shareware Webster utility program for turning any graphic into a web graphic, combining, customizing, and colorizing graphics.
- Alternet Communications. Colors that jump up and spank you.
- Aristosoft - Ernest Priestly is one of the great minds of our century and you can find his latest software scheme here. He hosts terrific chat rooms and is now offering the
most reasonably priced web server software in the free world.
- Bay Area Restaurant Guide - Real people review many of San Francisco's restaurants. The reviews are illuminating in their consistency--so you can see what's really good (The Ritz Carlton Dining Room,
Hawthorne Lane) and what's really hype (Boulevard, LuLu's). A must for anyone in SF for a day or a lifetime.
- The Black Point Group - Excellent designers with an inspiring portfolio of work on-line.
- Mary Carterand Gary Priesterare talented artists, designers and chicken lovers. Find their latest work (and notes) here.
- New!Don Barnett, illustrator extradordinare. You can download amazing seamless tiles for web backgrounds, or just enjoy his highly original artwork.GINA, The Global Internet News Agency, is a great source of the latest releases from a wide range of software and hardware companies.
- New!IdeaBook by Chuck Green. Chuck is a great designer (as well as a great guy). His beautifully designed site is jam-packed and fun-filled with ideas you can use to communicate better on the web and in-print.iPrint
- Need business cards inexpensively, quickly, yet with a lot of control (seeing exactly what you get before you get it)> This very clever site turns your browser into a DTP program where you create a card interactively. No, it's not going to look as good as if I designed it, but it's fast, inexpensive, and thermographically printed.Lynda Weinman - Lynda Weinman is the Web Graphics Goddess--she knows more about web graphics than anyone. Her site is a treasure-trove of valuable information. Don't miss it!McCannas Free Art: The McCannas offer a wide array of free art you can use on your site, along with helpful information of all kinds.
The Mining Company Desktop Publishing: useful information about DTP that's updated weekly.Muldoon's Men's wear: This shop features clothes for men who are "larger than life."
Friendly, efficient service, hard to find items, I can recommend them personally.Portrait Display Monitors - Quite simply, there is no better way to view the web than with this portrait (meaning it's vertical, about the same size as a piece of letter-sized
paper) monitor. You can also rotate it for a landscape display. Excellent quality, perfect shape for DTP and web design and browsing.Fedex home page - Track your packages on-line (how did people live before Fed Ex?). Fine Art in Print - Books on Typography, Design and Criticism.Fodor's Worldview - Up-to-the-minute travel information. Library of Congress - A huge repository of information (not all of it yet on-line). Museums of NY - Good info about art in NY. Roger Parker, known for his books including "Looking Good In Print," has a site full of good information about design. TIME Magazine Home Page
- A good site for news and features.
- New!Trompe L'Oeil Room- Gary
Priester's exceptional on-line tutorials walk you, step-by-step, though the creation of fascinating visual effects using CorelXara and CorelDraw.Georges Seurat Museum - A great collection of Seurat's famous "digital" (pointillist)
paintings, drawings and letters. The White House - Take a virtual tour. A good jumping off point for finding other federal sites.
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- Will-Harris House has been rated among the Top 5% of all sites on the Internet by Point Communications Corporation. While we are, of course, please to be so recognized, we don't put a whole lot of stock into ratings and awards, or at least won't until we introduce own "Willie Awards" which will debut on this site shortly...