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Google: Comic Sans for Everyone

Today Google announces a new initiative: Comic Sans for Everyone. To the dismay of graphic designers and web programmers everywhere, Google is going to make Comic Sans the default font across all Google products on April 4th.

“Whether it’s search results, text ads, emails, or documents, our research has consistently shown that the most effective way to achieve user happiness and higher conversion rates is to use the Comic Sans font.”

Thankfully, this is joke. For years now, Google has been the master of the April Fools prank, and this year is no exception. What really puts a polish on this one is that Google has made a Chome browser extension that renders all web pages in Comic Sans, as well as creating and Easter egg (of sorts) that automatically changes the font of your results page when you Google Comic Sans. That not enough for you? Then Google Helvetica and see what happens.

Do you love Comic Sans and do not understand why graphic designers bash it? Head over to Comic Sans Criminal for a quick lesson on how not to use Comic Sans, as well as some alternatives.

Also, for those of you keeping count, Google has actually done a few pranks today. I’ll leave you with one more, and you can find the rest on your own.

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2010 Marine Corps Marathon

On October 31st, Melissa ran the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC. This was her second marathon, but since we were out of town and with the size of the event being much larger than the first one, we were both just as excited as the first. As many people do when they are […]

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Microsoft Moving to WordPress

So I get an email today from a friend of mine: Thought you may get a kick out of this. http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/27/windows-live-blogging/ Windows Live being migrated to WordPress Specifically, it looks like Microsoft is moving the Windows Live blogging service to WordPress.com. Is it April 1st again? No. Sure wasn’t expecting that one, but as a […]

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Nothing to do but Write

So, there is this guy we know who goes by Joe The Peacock, and he’s a dick. When I use the term “we know” it is really to say that Melissa knows him (special thanks to Baroness Heather,) and I hung out with him once during a trip he made to Charlotte. One day, I plan […]

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Join Zack Arias at CreativeLIVE

It just keeps getting better. As if having Zack Arias teach a workshop at creativeLIVE wasn’t cool enough, you can join him live, for free. OK, so you already know that you can watch creativeLIVE for free, and yes it is a live video stream. What I mean to say is join him, for free, in […]