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Comparing the different typefaces on phones

Steve Matteson talks about why his typeface designs for Droid and Windows Phone devices increase legibility, and why iOS' Helvetica isn't the best choice.

By Apr. 11, 2012


Steve Matteson: Fonts in the time of wearables (Q&A)

CNET spoke with Monotype's creative type director, Steve Matteson, to discuss the challenges of designing fonts for ultra-small user interfaces, including wearables.

By Apr. 7, 2014


The man behind your phone's fonts

In the first part of our two-part series about mobile phone fonts, we sit down with Steve Matteson, the typeface designer for Droid, Windows Phone, and countless other UIs.

By Apr. 10, 2012


Options for previewing fonts in OS X

There are several ways to view a typeface in OS X before you use it in your document.

By May. 1, 2013


Google Fonts now fully accessible to design enthusiasts

The company's boatload of fonts can now be tested before a person decides to download and use them for their project.

By Oct. 31, 2013


Does ex-Apple exec Scott Forstall know he's the face of NY college?

For reasons that don't seem entirely magical or revolutionary, the City College of New York is featuring Scott Forstall's face in its ads. Joke? Life change?

By Jan. 15, 2014


Dear Govt: Change typeface, save millions. Yours, Suvir, 14

14-year-old Suvir Mirchandani discovers that printer ink is more expensive than Chanel No. 5. So he tries to find a typeface that uses less of it. And the government could save millions.

By Mar. 28, 2014


How we test: Printers

Learn about CNET's testing procedures for printers.

By Feb. 12, 2014


Behold: The first movie trailer for 'Jobs' biopic

The delayed Ashton Kutcher film about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs gets its first trailer, ahead of a release this August.

By Jun. 21, 2013


Apple's new iPhone 5S and 5C ads are colorful (and not)

CEO Tim Cook showed the iPhone 5C launch ad during Tuesday's event. Now it and two iPhone 5S ads appear. Will they move?

By Sep. 11, 2013