Josh (the blog)

Hey there. I’m Josh, a SydneyCanberra-based maker of Internets. I don’t update this very often.


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Sick of fonts for the web

This is such a generic geek/pseudo-designery blog post, so I’m really sorry to subject everyone to it (truly), but how much does the limited scope of typography suck?! I’m just wishing there were more/better choices to be had. I’m getting too used to beautiful printed text (not designed or artful, but simply beautiful, well done, and functional), I think, and now the web seems stagnant and awful. But I know a copy of Flash can produce all kinds of evils if used for whole sites, so I sit here and get gradually more and more frustrated. At the end of the day, I couldn’t manage static graphics for text, either. This blog has over 1,000 posts with over 2,000 comments and over a quarter million words associated with the posts alone, and I’m both a little scared (amount of my life lost) and proud (amount of personal vocabulary and expression development) of that. Too much to be manually managed, that’s for sure. Which means something but I’m not sure exactly what. Or, rather, I could posit many things but will elect not to in the interest of brevity. Because I’m so good at that *rolls eyes*