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[The Typekit Blog] Sites we like: Polldaddy, Designers & Books, Dan Higbie

This week’s sites we like features three FontFonts in three unique designs.

Screenshot of Polldaddy.com

Polldaddy is the most powerful and easy-to-use survey software around. FF Tisa feels authoritative but friendly in large headlines. Note the two pixel white text-shadow that suggests the text is pressed into the subtly textured background.

Screenshot of Designers and Books

Designers & Books features a lovely and austere layout by Pentagram using FF Dagny. Originally designed for Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, FF Dagny serves exceptionally well in minimalist designs such as this one.

Screenshot of DanHigbie.com

Dan Higbie‘s site also features FF Dagny and FF Tisa. Equally handsome is his latest post which sports Corner Store and Bello in an inspiring masthead. The curved baseline lends a bit of realism to Corner Store’s hand-painted style, courtesy Lettering.js and some carefully-applied CSS rotate transforms.

That’s all for this week! As always, share sites that you like in the comments.

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CSS inspiration

This is one of the most creative uses of CSS I’ve seen on the web. Pay attention to the boxes containing the updated content.

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