Syrians Find No Refuge in Greece - WSJ.com
Les réfugiés syriens meurent en tentant de rejoindre les îles grecques par la mer.
Over the past year, 6,500 Syrians were detected crossing into Greece illegally—about six times the level of the previous year—according to Frontex, the European Union border agency. More still went undetected, say Greek officials. An additional 1,500 were found living in Greece without the necessary permits.
An increasing number are attempting to enter by sea from Turkey’s Aegean coast, meanwhile, after Athens erected a 10-kilometer (7-mile) “security fence” along the porous northern section of the Turkish border.
Smugglers crowd migrants onto flimsy plastic or inflatable boats, often offering one of them a discount to pilot the craft, according to the Hellenic coast guard. While the distance between Turkey and the border Greek islands around here can be as short as a few miles, local currents and winter storms can be vicious. Journeys are usually made at night.
Since November, more than 100 migrants have drowned and at least a dozen bodies of Syrians have washed up on north Aegean islands, according to coast guard estimates.
Designing For The Reading Experience | Smashing Magazine
With the rise of Web fonts as well as affordable hosted Web font services and ready-made kits, typography is reclaiming its title as design queen, ruler of all graphic and Web design.
I’m Christopher Jobson, and This Is How I Work
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
I love this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson about enthusiasm: “Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
Oui, oui, oui.
Towards A Retina Web | Smashing Coding
Before diving into the nitty gritty, let’s briefly cover some basic notions that are key to understanding the challenges and constraints of designing for multiple display densities.
Why front-end developers are so important to the future of businesses on the web « paulcarvill.com
The roles of web developers and web designers have been around for over 15 years now, and the role of a client-side or front-end web developer started to mature into a distinct entity around 10 years ago, as the content-presentation-behaviour layer paradigm became embedded in people’s working methodologies [...]. Unfortunately the perception of the front-end developer’s role remains somewhat coloured by an early association in observers’ minds with the other, loosely related role of the web designer. The role of web designer is an extremely important and valid one, but it is very different to that of the web developer, and the lack of a clear distinction between the two, in some people’s perception, is unhelpful and does both roles an injustice.
Compte-rendu de la conférence Ampersand, premier événement sur la #typographie et le web
“Of course, web design is a new profession. Type design has a history that spans hundreds of years. Nevertheless, both professions are self-actualising. Few courses exist of any real merit. There is no qualifications authority. The work from both arenas succeeds or fails based on whether it works or not.
Ampersand was the first event of its kind. Folks from both communities came together around the mutal fascination, frustration, challenge and opportunity of web type.”
Plein de liens intéressants (et on apprend en passant que Vincent Connare, le créateur du Comic Sans, a rejoint l’équipe d’Ubuntu).
WeeNudge | Teach your clients about the mysteries of the web
Hello there web designers,
Trying to convince a client not to squeeze everything above the #fold? Is your whitespace filling up fast? We’ve collected a variety of articles on some sticky web subjects that might just help you make your point. Send your client to one of our topic pages for a quick intro, some links and a wee nudge in the right direction.
How To Use CSS3 Pseudo-Classes
CSS3 is a wonderful thing, but it’s easy to be bamboozled by the transforms and animations (many of which are vendor-specific) and forget about the nuts-and-bolts selectors that have also been added to the specification. A number of powerful new pseudo-selectors (16 are listed in the latest W3C spec) enable us to select elements based on a range of new criteria.
“Cure for the Common Font” — A Web Designer’s Introduction to Typeface Selection | #Typography Commentary | Typographica
Now that web designers suddenly face the challenge (and delight) of choosing fonts from an ever-growing selection, we thought it’s a good time to recommend some basic principles for making wise type choices.
The slides from each of our four quick presentations are below, as well as audio generously provided by SXSW. If you’re short on time and feel like you know the fundamentals, skip ahead to the second half of the session — I think the Q&A is as useful as our prepared stuff.
Ampersand is an affordable one-day event for knowledgable web designers & type enthusiasts, featuring:
Vincent Connare, creator of Comic Sans; David Berlow, type designer & cofounder of The Font Bureau; Tim Brown, type manager for Typekit & maker of Nice Web Type; John Daggett, Firefox developer & editor of the CSS3 Fonts Module; Mark Porter, former creative director of guardian.co.uk; Jon Tan, web designer at Analog & cofounder of Fontdeck; plus special guest.
CSS properties that affect type rendering « The Typekit Blog
So: as a web designer, font rendering is mostly out of your hands. But it’s important to remember that certain styles within your control can have an effect. When testing, keep in mind that different styles for contrast, size, color, and rotation can result in significant differences.