Archive for the ‘design, fonts & graphics’ Category

a quick Enveloping text in Inkscape, SVG tutorial file (works for any path) in Inkscape

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My review of CSS image replacement lead me to this CSS image replacement method, JIR, which uses CSS2 :before to insert a replacement image for a header. It allows transparent images, displays a header with CSS and/or image off, uses proper semantic code with no extra elements, presents text to search engines, is easy to do, doesn’t need any assistive technology .. but there’s a nice surprise, and it’s not totally what I expected.

Review of CSS image replacement techniques as of 2009. I’ve discussed what I think are the 6 most common CSS techniques for image replacement along with their pros and cons. Some history and links for demos are given too along with code and example sites.

Codestyle.org publish an annual fonts survey of web users computers to establish which fonts are available for use. The results make interesting reading, a must read for anyone working in web design. Font choice not only affects the style of your website, how it stands out from the crowd but also the readability. Familiar fonts […]

Fresh from installing Fontmatrix 0.5.0 from SVN and it’s rocking my socks. It ticks nearly all, if not all, the boxes as far as what I need from a font manager. Here are a couple of screenshots (from KDE 4.2 beta on Kubuntu) showing some of the innovative features implemented. [Details on compiling at the end].

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The first question is “Are there any font managers for linux?”. Here I mean an application for sorting and categorising fonts that presents ready previews and allows for easy font selection. Of course there are lots of other useful features, like creating printable “font books” … The answer is that there doesn’t seem to be […]

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