I’ve been very excited about webfonts for a while. I genuinely think they will change design on the web quite considerably. So when I started to work for Google in January I pretty soon joined the team working on webfonts with my 20% time.
I consider myself very lucky to be able to work on a great project like this with an absolutely awesome team. And we’ll continue to work on improving the font directory even further for you.
“Scribd:”http://www.scribd.com/ is a service for sharing and colaborating on documents online. And they have just switched the technology used for displaying documents online from Flash to open standards like html5 and webfonts.
On their website they’re explaining the reasons for switching with a presentation that’s worth mentioning. It sums up why open standards and the use of webfonts are important.
As you could tell by my last two postings and the friday link hysteria I read a lot of stuff in my feed reader. Some of it I share in google reader. Some of it I tweet about. Often I do both.
Enter Reader2Twitter which is a nice little app that lets you post your shared items from the feed reader to twitter using your reader ID und oAuth. There’s also an option to only post items on twitter that have notes to them in reader. This is what I’m using so I still have control over what gets tweeted and what not. You can even set a pattern for your tweets. (Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean this will triple the number of tweets I’m posting. It just makes things easier for me when I actually do want to tweet and share the same thing).