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You Know When You’re a Fontaholic When…

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Various
You're cruising down Main Street and you start pointing at business signs and logos speaking to no one in particular you say: I have that font, that one and yep, I have that one too! You see a CD-ROM of fonts in the bargain bin for $5.00 and even though you already have 99.9% of them you buy the CD anyways. You show off your font collection to your non-designer friends and they just stare blankly at you. Your home dcor is nothing but your own typography work. No matter how, you obtain a really old software version of Fontographer and you get utterly...
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What Your Font Choices Say About You

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Various
Experts can determine a great deal of information about a person by studying his or her handwriting. The style of the writing as well as the size and flourish of the letters indicates different personality traits. In similar fashion, visitors to your website will establish certain perceptions about you or your company, based on the way your pages are designed. Color choices indicate certain things, but as important are the font styles you choose. If you use large, bold, eye-catching fonts, it tells visitors that you have a message to...
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What You Need to Know About Fonts

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Various
Choosing the rights fonts is always an important consideration, whether you are designing the perfect web site or just writing an important letter. The right fonts can greatly increase the usability and readability of any document, so it is important to understand a little bit about the technology behind these vital elements. Digital fonts store an image of each character, but they do it in two distinctly different ways. A bitmap font, as the name implies, stores the image of the font as a bitmap. A vector font, on the other hand, stores...
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What is a font?

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Various
The word font refers to a collection of characters (letters, numerals, symbols and punctuation marks). The fonts that are selected affect the printing of the document. It also influences the ease of reading of the document and the volume of text. All fonts have common characteristics. Font basic properties: Name - Each font has a distinctive name that represents it. E.g. Courier, Arial, Comic. Size - It is the height of a character that is expressed in points. Each point is 1/72 of an inch. Style - This is the further variation of the basic...
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Use Windows XP to Find Similar Fonts

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Various
You've found a font that you basically like, but you're still not entirely happy. Some letters just don't look quite right to you. Somewhere, there's another, better font but how do you search your entire "fonts" folder without taking the entire day? Or maybe you're trying to find a font that you've seen elsewhere, but can't name. You found a font on your computer that's close, but you know you haven't found the perfect match. For whatever reason, you need to find fonts that look similar to one that you can name. This is where Windows XP's "Similarity"...
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Typography 101: A Crash Course

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Various
Typography is a discipline that goes back many centuries. With the revolution of desktop publishing came a level of typography that was only known to a select few. Today, the use of type by graphic and web designers has developed into an art in itself. Now sophisticated software enables anyone to be a type expert! Communication Through Typography In verbal communication there is a transfer of information between speaker and listener. So that your message is understood, you choose words that are pertinent to the conversation and you...
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Fonts like clothing for your words

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Various
In the same way that you can make yourself stand out with the clothes you wear, you can customize your documents and maximize their effectiveness simply by "dressing them up" with an appropriate font. And like clothing, the font you choose can affect people's perception so it's important to choose wisely. When it comes to variety, the Internet is a virtual dress-up box for text; there are fonts available for any type of document, whether your goal is to make it look professional, whimsical, or somewhere in between. To determine what font...
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Fonts and Your Business

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Various
When it comes to running a business, whether on the internet or in the brick and mortar world, there are many things to consider. One of the most important of these considerations, however, is also one of the simplest and most often overlooked. The fonts you choose to install on your business computers can have a big impact on the success of your business, both in terms of capturing customers and in terms of controlling the costs of doing business. One way that the right fonts can capture customers is through a compelling and user friendly...
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