10 years is a lot. In the Web, 10 years is quite a lot. IE6 was one of the best browsers when it hit the market in 2000-2001. Then it slowly started to transform itself into a brake for new technologies on the Web. While all other browsers (Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, and now Chrome) were adopting new technologies at a fast pace and improving their rendering of web pages, IE6 remained un-changed.
Microsoft now say that IE6 is history. And that IE9 (that officially was released today and is available for all users of Windows Vista and Windows 7) is much better.
We’ll see! :)
A typeface is a single set of characters that share stylistic unity. A typeface usually comprises an alphabet of letters, numbers, punctuation and diacritical marks.
Old school typographers defined a font as a complete character set of a particular typeface in one size. When type made the leap to the digital realm, a font became an electronic file that rendered the typeface in all sizes.
It’s so nice someone can explain the difference so clearly and simply! :)
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If you write code (HTML, XHTML, CSS, JS, PHP, etc.), then the Anonymous Pro monospaced font may be of some interest to you. It’s intended for coders and developers/designers (the
0, of course, is crossed;-) and it includes Cyrillic characters.
You can download it for free from here:
But my personal preference for a monospaced font is Consolas. As far as I know, this new font by Microsoft can be downloaded for free, too; Consolas is readable and suitable for all kinds of code — in my case, I most often see XHTML and CSS code blocks in it:)