Links of Interest

Published by Chris Coyier

Arial or Helvetica?

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Once there was a typeface called Helvetica. It was extremely popular. Later came a software company called Microsoft. Can you tell the difference between the original and the rip-off in these ten examples?

 

Blind Text Generator

In my option way nicer than lipsum.com. I HATE how you have to tell lipsum.com "how many paragraphs you need" before it gives you any text to copy. Seems like a cheap attempt to get two page views per visitor instead of one. Blind Text Generator doesn't do that and actually has some useful features.

 

Web Developer Crossword Puzzle

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Ya'll better know the answers to 6 across, 7 down, and 22 across =). I just wish this crossword puzzle was a little more filled out.

 

FancyZoom

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Cabel Sasser has released FancyZoom. If you have ever seen the Coda website, it's the same thing they use to show screenshots of Coda (he designed that website). This is by far the nicest image enlargement javascript-y thing ever. The lightbox phenomenon is getting a little out of control. Lightboxes can be pretty great if you really need to focus a users attention on something, but for the most part, they are context-jarring and overwhelming.