November 22, 2013
It’s playtime in this week’s sites we like, with games and activities for the kids we know (and our own inner children).
Kids who love puzzles and games might be attracted to chess early on, and with some help from the Chess School (Schachschule), kids near Zurich, Switzerland can begin to learn real strategy behind the game. The school’s website is fun to peruse, featuring crisp Omnes for the body text, Myriad and Proxima Nova Soft in headers and navigation, and Kremlin for a handwritten twist on sidebar headings.
From a playground made of packing tape to the original set from Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, the exhibits at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh are sure to set your imagination alight. Headings and navigation on the neatly organized site are set in Futura, which feels almost playful in this context.
Look no further than your iPad for a new kids’ book: Grumpy Lobster offers quick iPad downloads for a series of books by author and illustrator Jake Croft. Museo Sans Rounded is a clear, friendly choice for the website copy.
That’s it for this week; share sites you like in the comments!
August 16, 2013
We’re getting down to serious business this week, with one site building giant robots to track down mutants, and another keeping all that technological research well-documented with good technical writing. Proxima Nova, used in both, never fails to impress us.
The Trask Industries website is a clever tie-in for the upcoming X-Men movie, treating the robotic “Sentinel” program with a smooth, glossy approach that neatly mimics modern PR campaigns. Headings are in Futura PT, with text in Proxima Nova. (And, yeah, we might be a little excited about this movie.)
Good technical documentation is critical for managing your robot Sentinel (or, perhaps more likely, your FitBit). Intelligently written and easy to navigate, the Tech Writing Handbook is a great resource for the basic principles of good technical writing. The text is set in Proxima Nova and Proxima Nova Soft.
That’s it for this week’s sites; share sites you like in the comments!