Typog­ra­phy fanat­ics appre­ci­ate noth­ing more than smartly arranged type and neatly designed type­faces. Mem­bers of the web design indus­try tend to be some of the biggest fans of typog­ra­phy, as this goes hand in hand with their pro­fes­sion. Those who don’t think that typog­ra­phy is a big deal don’t yet under­stand the psy­cho­log­i­cal impact of see­ing a font per­fectly com­ple­ment a par­tic­u­lar layout.

Hav­ing poor typog­ra­phy can be extremely detri­men­tal to your busi­ness. Hav­ing great qual­ity typog­ra­phy, though, can mean the dif­fer­ence between mak­ing a sale on your web­site or the user click­ing over to a com­peti­tor. The best pitch or sales copy in the world doesn’t mat­ter if the typog­ra­phy isn’t cor­rect. The fol­low­ing are some of the best typog­ra­phy apps on the mar­ket, many of which can make a huge dif­fer­ence in your per­sonal and pro­fes­sional design.



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Turn­ing words into typo­graphic works of art has never been eas­ier with the use of just one fin­ger. Sim­ply input a word or a sen­tence, depend­ing on your project’s needs, and then use these words to make a true work of art. The words will appear, and then you can turn them into any shape you like. For exam­ple, enter­ing the word “tri­an­gle” and then form­ing the word into a tri­an­gle for added impact is a breeze with this app. Type­Draw­ing is pre­dom­i­nantly for those who don’t have the time or resources to draw or cre­ate graph­ics, mak­ing it easy to cre­ate your own work of art in a flash.


This app allows you to over­lay text on pic­tures using a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent fonts. Over enables you to add fine art to a pic­ture as well, so this app takes the cake as far as increas­ing a picture’s flair. If you con­sider your­self to be a mobile cre­ative, then not hav­ing this app means sell­ing your­self short.


PicLab is every Insta­gram junkie’s dream come true, as it offers many ways to edit, tweak, or fil­ter a photo. For type fans, this app even lets the user add typog­ra­phy to a pic­ture. PicLab fea­tures many fil­ters and bor­ders, along with spe­cial effects with var­i­ous other options. This app is per­fect for the typog­ra­phy fan who is also a pho­tog­ra­pher by hobby or pro­fes­sion, as it allows for high-level photo edit­ing on a smartphone.


Fontroid might sound like a font mak­ing machine on steroids, and in real­ity this app lives up to the name. Fontroid lets users cre­ate their own fonts by just using their fin­gers to swipe let­ters and char­ac­ters on the screen. This app also has a social aspect, as it lets you share and com­pare our fonts with other typog­ra­phy junkies around the world.


Fontly is a cool social app for typog­ra­phy lovers, as it allows dif­fer­ent users to cap­ture and post typog­ra­phy exam­ples from around the world. This app lets the type fans dis­cover dif­fer­ent global fonts while inter­act­ing with oth­ers with the same passion.


If you want to brush up on your knowl­edge about dif­fer­ent fonts, then the Fonts app is for you. This apps fea­tures infor­ma­tion and specs on each font, which can be use­ful for a web designer who needs to know how a cer­tain font would appear.

The Font Game

This app is for all those typog­ra­phy addicts who want to test their knowl­edge. The Font Game offers over 1000 fonts that users have to iden­tify. It’s a great way to sharpen your knowl­edge and even dis­cover some new fonts. Whether you’re using your phone’s data or brows­ing through wire­less inter­net on a reli­able net­work like T-Mobile, the Font Game is an excel­lent way to boost your typog­ra­phy chops on the go.

There are more apps that can help with your typog­ra­phy than ever before. With more and more tech users devel­op­ing an eye for design and typog­ra­phy, not hav­ing these apps can put you behind the curve. Whether you are look­ing to learn about fonts, test type designs, or con­nect with other typog­ra­phy fans, there is an app on this list for you.

There are a lot of car title loan lenders around. This is mainly because lenders are start­ing to under­stand that peo­ple con­tinue to have finan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties but can’t turn to reg­u­lar lenders due to their credit sta­tus. As such, these types of lenders have become some of the most pop­u­lar loan types out there.

How Car Title Loans Work

Com­pa­nies that offer car title loans in San Jose are a lot more lenient than credit card com­pa­nies or banks. This is because of the type of loan they offer. Basi­cally, these types of loans are secured against your vehi­cle, which means that if you do decided not to pay your loan back, they will sim­ply take your vehi­cle away from you. How­ever, you don’t actu­ally have to hand your car over. Just the title deed will do.

The loan, as such, is incred­i­bly effi­cient and can be applied for online. If you are accepted, and it is unlikely that you won’t be, then you should have the money in your account within no more than 48 hours. The only risk is that you apply for a loan through a com­pany that you haven’t checked out. Indeed, there are a few things that you should con­sider first.

Things to Con­sider before Apply­ing for a Car Title Loan

1. Shop around. If you have never applied for this type of loan before, it is best to get some advice from other peo­ple who may have had some type of loan in the past them­selves. Trusted advice is the best form of advertisement.

2. Write down a list of the pos­si­ble options that are out there. Your friends and fam­ily may rec­om­mend you go with a num­ber of dif­fer­ent lenders, but they may also tell you stay away from cer­tain ones.

3. Do some research. Check on the infor­ma­tion that you have received from oth­ers and also make sure you visit the Bet­ter Busi­ness Bureau web­site to see whether the com­pany has received any com­plaints or is under gov­ern­ment inves­ti­ga­tion. You could also check the Con­sumer Affairs web­site.

4. Com­pare notes. Now that you know which com­pa­nies are gen­uine or not, you need to visit their web­sites and look at their indi­vid­ual fea­tures. Look for things such as inter­est rates, pay­ment terms and con­di­tions, fees and so on.

5. Spend some time weigh­ing up the dif­fer­ent options you have. You need to find the com­pany that offers you the most afford­able loan but that is also the most trust­wor­thy. For instance, one com­pany may have a low inter­est rate, but force you to hold the loan for three months min­i­mum, mean­ing you will actu­ally pay more than with a high inter­est rate loan that you can pay back after 30 days.

Car title loans are becom­ing increas­ingly pop­u­lar and, luck­ily for you, increas­ingly reg­u­lated. This means that you don’t have to worry as much about get­ting scammed any­more. How­ever, doing a bit of research your­self is always a good idea.

Stu­dents to take time before choos­ing courses that suit them. First and fore­most, list all the pro­fes­sional fields that you find inter­est­ing in order from the best down­wards. From these fields, come up with courses that have strong a base for these inter­ests. Finally, add top­ics that you found most inter­est­ing when in school with the jobs that you envy most. These com­bined will give you light con­cern­ing the course that is most interesting.


Take time and do research on the inter­net, aca­d­e­mic pub­li­ca­tions, news­pa­pers and pro­fes­sion­als around you about courses and prospec­tive careers. Find peo­ple in the pro­fes­sion you are inter­ested in and find out all pos­si­ble infor­ma­tion about the field and career path. Stu­dents who have just com­pleted the courses can also shade more light on pros and cons of the same.


Accord­ing to per­fect essay site, once the stu­dent has a few courses in mind, take ade­quate time to review the course out­line. Check on sub­jects offered, type of learn­ing, exams, assign­ments and tasks involved. This enables the stu­dent to have a rough idea of what to expect ahead. If you have a dream uni­ver­sity in your mind, don’t let that dic­tate your course selec­tion. Check with other uni­ver­si­ties and find out the facil­i­ties avail­able and choose the best based on your aca­d­e­mic and edu­ca­tional pref­er­ences and needs.


Entry require­ments sig­nif­i­cantly deter­mine the course a stu­dent can get. Com­pet­i­tive courses espe­cially those in high demand have very high entry require­ments, there­fore, if a stu­dent can’t meet the require­ments in uni­ver­si­ties of choice, research in other uni­ver­si­ties that offer sim­i­lar courses. Finan­cial con­straints some­times ham­per stu­dents’ career options; there­fore, stu­dents should seek assis­tance options to curb the limitation.



The Hand on the Mir­ror chron­i­cles the extra­or­di­nary events that fol­lowed the loss of my hus­band, Max Besler, to can­cer in 2004, but it’s more than a “ghost story.” It’s the story of my spir­i­tual jour­ney, one that has brought me to a new under­stand­ing of the unbe­liev­able power of love to cross the divide between life and death.

The title event refers to per­haps the most star­tling event, which was the appear­ance of a skeleton-like image of a man’s hand­print on the bath­room mir­ror next to the bed­room where Max spent his final months. I found it on the first anniver­sary of Max’s death. My son Tan­ner, who was 15, sat with me on the patio, doing his home­work as I han­dled my week­end paper­work from my job as pub­lisher of the Sacra­mento Bee. No one else was in our home. I went into the bath­room, where I had been just an hour ear­lier, and I was floored by what I saw. I called for Tan­ner to come quickly, and he was as astounded as I was. I held his hand up to the X-ray-like image to be sure he couldn’t have made, and I instantly saw that his hand was much smaller. Besides, I knew it wasn’t a prank he would pull. I took pho­tos, but I didn’t want Tan­ner to see how shaken I was. After all, I was the adult here. So I did what I would do many times in the com­ing years. I delayed try­ing to deci­pher what I had seen. I was still in grief over Max’s death, and I was strug­gling to keep my life, my son and my job intact. There had to be an answer; I just wasn’t see­ing it.

The events con­tin­ued. Images appeared again on the bath­room mir­ror on the sec­ond and third anniver­saries of Max’s death. Many other things that hap­pened were inti­mately con­nected to him. Clocks stopped at 12:44 p.m. — the pre­cise time of Max’s pass­ing — then started again on their own. Receipts and cards with spe­cial mean­ing related to Max fell out of books I had ran­domly pulled from the thou­sands on Max’s library shelves. Rugs moved. Lights flick­ered. The bath­room wall even pul­sated, unex­plained by plumbers or pest con­trol experts.

Maybe all these things were just a col­lec­tion of coin­ci­dences, but they kept hap­pen­ing. Even­tu­ally I decided to find answers the way news­pa­per peo­ple do — by research­ing. I talked with spir­i­tual and sci­en­tific experts, and what I found was a rev­e­la­tion. Many peo­ple had these kinds of expe­ri­ences. Ulti­mately, my under­stand­ing of our souls’ sur­vival after death began to change, and I real­ized I needed to share this with those who have qui­etly wor­ried they might be crazy or face ridicule if they talk about oth­er­worldly expe­ri­ences. I know that the love that binds us has the power to cross bound­aries that humans don’t typ­i­cally step across. We should be happy and grate­ful for those con­nec­tions, not embar­rassed by them. I also hope my story will spur seri­ous dia­logue about how sci­ence can help us, as it has over the gen­er­a­tions, to under­stand things that we can’t explain yet. And that, I know, would make Max happy.

About the Author:

Janis Hea­phy Durham was born in Kala­ma­zoo, Michi­gan, in 1951. After earn­ing a bach­e­lors and a mas­ters degree from Miami Uni­ver­sity in Oxford, Ohio, she was hired in the adver­tis­ing depart­ment at the Los Ange­les Times, where she rose to senior vice pres­i­dent of adver­tis­ing. In 1998 she was named the first pub­lisher of the Sacra­mento Bee. Under her lead­er­ship the news­pa­per won two Pulitzer Prizes.  Janis retired in 2008 and lives between Idaho and Florida with her hus­band, Jim Durham.

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