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TED Share: Matthew Carter


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Matthew Carter is responsible for typefaces so common that anyone who uses Microsoft Word can name them (ever hear of Verdana or Georgia?). Listen to Carter’s TED talk to learn how this master typographer understands, in his words, “the connection between technology and [the] design of type.”

Interactive Wednesday: Using Google Forms to Create an Online Quiz

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I have students who want to add quizzes or other form-enabled interactivity to their projects. For those who aren’t planning to be full on web designers or developers, off the shelf products can save a lot of time. Check out this short tutorial on using Google Forms to create an online quiz.

ReBlog Monday: Classic Fonts via Dog Breeds

My former student Angelica loves typography and she loves dogs. Her own project married dog breeds to personality test results in an interactive quiz. This weekend she sent me this gem of a find: Classic Fonts. I think Courier is totally “spot” on (pun intended). I’m not crazy about Bodoni, though. I think the contrast between thick and thin could be made more evident in another breed. What say you?

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