Chrome, type and code

Let’s begin the week with this round up of wood type, DIY type, jQuery based type, concrete type, a collection of css frameworks, a review of Google Chrome’s extension support and some extensions that are already very interesting, and a IS.GD bookmarklet to easily shorten those longs urls.

Ornamented Type


WoodTyper is a relatively new site devoted to large and ornamented type. Has some great articles with beautiful examples of ornamented type.

Excellent compilation of CSS frameworks

CSS Frameworks

LibHound compilated and reviewed more than 20 css frameworks.

Typographic illuminated canvas

Chrome, type and code

Cool DIY from DesignSponge, an illuminated canvas with painted type (or lettering?). Can’t wait to do one of these for my own 🙂

TypeSelect: sIFR alternative based in jQuery

Chrome, type and code

TypeSelect is a project to display custom typefaces in sites using a combination of typeface.js, jQuery and CSS.

Hand made fonts

Chrome, type and code

Hand Made Font is a design firm located in Estonia that create awesome type made of the strangest things around, like oil, waffles, plaster and even a beard! the type is distributed as a psd file with prices starting at € 70.

26 names in typographic composition

Chrome, type and code

FreshBump compiled a list of 26 names, from A to Z, of different people related to typography, using it on illustrations, fonts, designs and even musicians and writers.

Calluna almost ready

Chrome, type and code

Jos Buivenga, the man behind Exljbris, is almost finishing Calluna. He says to expect it to be ready in a few days. Meanwhile he leaves this gorgeous sample of Calluna on Flickr.

Chrome: from the web to the desktop

Do you use Google Chrome? Now Google Chrome supports extensions as of version 3 (in the dev channel, download the Channel Changer), although only if you start it with the –enable-extensions parameter.


There are already some very interesting extensions like Cleeki being distributed in the .CRX package format. With Cleeki, you can select some text and click on the floating button that will appear next to your selection. You will presented a menu with a lot of options, like searching the highlighted text in Google, a related video in YouTube, an entry on Wikipedia, an article on eBay or simply sharing it on Facebook. There are a couple of sites distributing plugins and themes like Chrome Plugins, with other interesting articles like using GreaseMonkey scripts on Chrome. You can also find up to 15 Chrome plugins at Tech Exclusive.

After the shocking announcement of the Chrome Operating System, Google posted on the Chrome Blog a series of FAQ about Chrome OS. In Google Japan, they posted a nice manga narrating a Google Chrome history. If anyone understands it please translate it 😀

Chrome, type and code

IS.GD Bookmarklet

The URL shortener service is very gd, so I created this bookmarklet to shorten URLs using it. Drag the following link to your bookmarks bar

Shorten with

Now in any page you want to shorten its url, click on it and it will open a new tab/window with the result.

4 thoughts on “Chrome, type and code”

  1. TypeSelect do looks very interesting, but the thing is how many font foundries will release their fonts with a license that allows font embedding on web pages?
    TypeSelect works smoothly even on IE6, the font replacement is noticeable, but almost instantaneous.

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