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Weekend Project: Getting Started with Google Web Fonts

This project is for subscribers at the Pro Unlimited level and above, since you'll be using the Custom CSS feature. Want to do this too? Find out how to upgrade to Unlimited!

One bit of feedback that we hear a lot is that there isn't enough variety in the fonts available in the Compose editor and blog themes. There's a technical reason behind this - if you use a special font on your blog that your readers don't have installed on their computers, they won't be able to see it.

That's a bummer, right? Luckily, services like TypeKit and Google Web Fonts can help you bring more exciting fonts to your blog. We have instructions for getting started with TypeKit in our Knowledge Base and this project will get you started with using Google Web Fonts.

The first step is to head over to the Google Web Fonts site and take a look at the fonts they have for use. There are nearly 400 available so you'll be there a while. Don't say we didn't warn you!

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Take Out In Couture

NAME: Susie Eldred
BLOG: Take-Out In Couture
WHY WE THINK TAKE-OUT IN COUTURE ROCKS: Susie Eldred's style is classic, understated, and quirky, which translates beautifully to her fashion blog, Take-Out In Couture. An American Phd student in Social Anthropology at the University of St. Andrews, Susie is currently working with style bloggers in the United Kingdom. To usher in the New Year, she gives resolutions a fresh, chic spin here.



Don't Forget to Voice Your Opinions on Get Satisfaction!

We’ve mentioned before that we’re looking for Get Satisfaction Champions. A great way to shine and be noticed as a Champion is by participating in one of our “Who Do YOU? Recommend” threads.

Two of our current topics are on music widgets and monthly e-mail digests.

Do you have any you’d recommend for either topic? Maybe anyone that you recommend people don't use? If so, head over to Get Satisfaction and speak your mind! You might become a Get Satisfaction Champion and win yourself some free TypePad time and a Marc Johns SAY Media shirt!

Featured Shop: The Happiness Project

The Happiness ProjectThe Happiness Project isn't exactly a shop like the others we've featured. But because the spirit of the holidays is about celebrating what makes you happy, we had to include it. Gretchen Rubin believes you can attain happiness by taking small, simple steps every day. She shares tips, quotes and exercises to help you along the path of your own happiness project. Her blog has links to her best-selling book and new 2012 daily calendar.

There's more to discover in the TypePad Shop!

Happy Holidays to all our bloggers!

We wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a happy holiday season and good blogging in the new year.

In the new year, we will be bringing you more tips and weekend project posts on Everything TypePad. We also have some exciting new features which have been development for some time. We can’t wait to rip the wrapping paper off of the new features and share them with you. Keep an eye on Everything TypePad for updates!

We released the new theme, Clean, yesterday, and more new themes are in the works to give you new design options for your blog in the new year. Check out the Style Guide for CSS tips you can apply to your blog. You can still let us know what styles you would like to see in new themes in the forum.

As always, the TypePad support team will be available every day throughout the holidays to answer your blogging questions. Click the Help link in the upper, right corner of your account to submit a ticket or post to the forum.

Introducing Clean, A New Theme From TypePad


Today, we're introducing Clean, a brand new theme with a minimalist design that's great for displaying large photos and making the most of your content. It's full of really great features that we can't wait for you to try out. Here are just a few of the awesome things you'll notice when you apply the Clean theme to your blog:

  • Displays large images beautifully.
  • Enhanced mobile viewing for folks on the go.
  • Want to add a custom banner? There's a tool for that.
  • Features an extra clean, beautifully minimal design with lots of white space.
  • Using a single column layout? Your blog footer is customizable and ready for content.

The most exciting thing about Clean isn't what we've done with it, it's what you can do with it.

Are you a design and coding enthusiast? Make the Clean theme your own by using our brand new, hands on Style Guide to completely customize the look and feel of your blog. Into color? Change things up with different shades from Eggplant to Orange:

Color variations for the Clean theme

Ready to rock the Clean theme? Head to your Dashboard. Click to Blogs > Design > Choose a theme. Click on Clean, and you're there!

Clean is our gift to you this holiday season; it's a deceptively simple, powerful theme that will help your blog make a big impact. We could not be more excited to premiere it, and we hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!

We'd love to know what you think, so tell us all about it in the comments!

The Crafty Crow

NAME: Cassi
BLOG: The Crafty Crow
WHY WE THINK THE CRAFTY CROW ROCKS: The Crafty Crow is a collective that specializes in crafts found on weblogs of creative people who either have, or work with, kids. There is an emphasis on projects inspired by nature, crafts that make use of recyclable materials and open-ended art meant to bring families closer together through the creative experience. You will also find tips, tools, resources, and other ideas sprinkled in, and if that wasn't enough, Cassi has created an extensive category list where you will find thousands of ideas just waiting to be enjoyed by you and your children. Check out the awesome Christmas crafts she's been rocking for the past few weeks for some last minute inspiration!


FOLLOW THE CRAFTY CROW: Twitter & Facebook

Wise Craft

NAME: Blair Stocker
BLOG: Wise Craft
WHY WE THINK WISE CRAFT ROCKS: Wise Craft is the online home of crafter Blair Stocker, a multi-talented crafter, small business owner and mom based in Seattle, Washington. Throughout the month of December, Blair has been featuring crafty Christmas ideas for everything from delightfully glittery crafts, to tasty treats.


FOLLOW WISE CRAFT: Twitter & TypePad