Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Tagged #text

Your Body Text Is Too Small

Good Copy

Email copy from great companies


Super cool unicode text magic. Use s̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶t̶h̶r̶o̶u̶g̶h̶, 𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐝, 𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒔, and 🅜🅞🅡🅔 on Facebook, Twitter, and everywhere else.

Fitter Happier Text

Fully justified text (via SVG)

Unicode Text Converter

Create bold, italic, small caps and more for cut-and-pasting

Hyphen, En Dash, Em Dash, Minus

When to use each


The boilerpipe library provides algorithms to detect and remove the surplus “clutter” (boilerplate, templates) around the main textual content of a web page.


Cloud-based SMS API that lets you send and receive high volume of messages at wholesale rates.


Mac note-taking app that syncs with Simplenote. Lots of Markdown features - fork of Notational Velocity from the author of Marked

dgAway - Android Market

Android app to forward SMSs, auto-respond with a SMS and more.

Cross-browser kerning-pairs & ligatures

text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; – on by default for Firefox above 20px; required for Webkit

30 Innovative And Creative Text Effect Tutorials

10 words I'd ban from all websites

Welcome, please, click here, mandatory fields, etc.

EtherPad: Realtime Collaborative Text Editing

SubEthaEdit on the web


Mobile phone payments. Rebilling, follow-up texts, signup by text.

Apache UIMA

“Unstructured Information Management applications are software systems that analyze large volumes of unstructured information in order to discover knowledge that is relevant to an end user.”

Firefox 3 anti-aliasing glitch

If you use the opacity CSS property you get ugly text in Firefox 3 Mac

A List Apart: Articles: How to Size Text in CSS

Javascript Word Count

Show Numbers as Numerals When Writing for Online Readers (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

I suppose Jakob’s right, but I’m not sure I’d ever feel comfofrtable beginning a sentence with a numeral.