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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.