Top 10 Websites for Designers—Acumin + Color Hunt

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In this month’s  “Top 10” websites for designers, we bring you a few of your favorite things: type resources, color resources and a handful of other cool sites. Check out the latest typeface super-family from Adobe, learn how to speed up your font-buying process and explore font usage across the web. Then, discover and share curated color palettes in a simple way, admire a colorful solution for exploring a city, and lay your eyes on some memorable sites.

Top 10 Websites: Type Resources, Color Resources + More

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Submit your site for consideration. Did you miss last month’s Top 10 websites?

Acumin

The newest typeface super-family from Adobe, displayed on an excellent site that really presents it well.

Acumin


FontPath

Speed up your font-buying process by easily sorting, resizing and comparing the 35,000+ fonts living here.

FontPath


Monotype

We all know Monotype, and their new site exudes clarity, confidence and customization.

Monotype


FontReach

FontReach scans the top million sites to show font usage across the web.

FontReach



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HTML Color Codes

When you click “Take it for a spin,” I particularly like the color harmony drop-down options.

HTML Color Codes


Color Hunt

Simply a place to discover and share curated color palettes.

Color Hunt


Swiss Style Color Picker

Straightforward and graphic, just click on a color to copy.

Swiss Style Color Picker


Seattleite Guide

A bold, colorful interface helps you discover Seattle. Would be nice to see more cities with this.

Seattleite Guide


Arc

The simple, sweeping motion on this site gives it a bit of something memorable.

Arc


Café Frida

The illustrations, type and color palettes all work together nicely to give this site a pleasant look.

Cafe Frida

  • Remember to submit a site you think should be included in this list of top design websites next month.

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Remember when there were “safe” web fonts designers were supposed to use? How quaint. Web typography today is richer than ever, and this course will teach you the practical application of traditional typographic methods to the web. You’re a designer; you know how type works. By the end of this course you’ll be competent in designing for web type and implementing web typography. This course includes in-depth instruction on appropriate HTML and CSS code, custom web fonts and services, jQuery plugins and much more. Experience in writing code and markup is required to participate in this course, as it will not cover the basics. You should be comfortable implementing jQuery plugins and working with basic JavaScript.

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