From the makers of Lettering.js comes another awesome jQuery type-focused plugin: “FitText makes font-sizes flexible. Use this plugin on your fluid or responsive layout to achieve scalable headlines that fill the width of a parent element.” Yet again, @trentwalton, @davatron5000 and @raygunray release a killer utility that developers, designers and users alike will benefit from.
The timing of this release meshes perfectly with my redesign of Refresh Austin.
The folks at Sleepover have compiled a sortable list of Typekit-powered fonts that meet two key guidelines: "first, the font had to have lower case, upper case, bold, italic, and bold italic; second, the font couldn’t be handwriting, script, or monospace."
Using a font instead of images for icons is an interesting concept, which ensures that the icons are infinitely scalable and that the presentation can be easily changed on the fly without any extra page weight (even more so with CSS3).
I am curious where the tipping point lies in terms of page weight and render speed – 3 icons used, five…15? Either way, this is a really good start down an innovative path.