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Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in Design Finds, How To, Inspiration, Personal, Toys | 0 comments

Did I miss something, is it some special anniversary for Super Mario?  Just today I noticed Super Mario crop up in my daily browsing. Who over the age of 20 doesn’t have a soft-spot for this guy. I remember fondly those days when I used to go to the house of a friend who happened to have the first SNES of anyone I knew…watching the game of...

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Type Games

Posted by on Nov 3, 2011 in Art, Design Finds, How To, Inspiration, Typography | 0 comments

This has gone around a bit. Kern Type and Shape Type are two sites built entirely in HTML5 allowing the designer and non-designer types alike a peek into the world of Typography. I scored 91 on Kerning and only 75 on Shape. Which was still encouraging because I don’t consider myself that proficient with Type.  If you’ve never worked with...

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16 pixel text size!?

Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Design News, How To, Inspiration, Personal, Typography | 0 comments

I stumbled across an article today claiming that 16 pixels should be the minimum font size across the web. It’s got some good points worth considering. All this time I’ve been more comfortable using 13 or 14 points as my standard minimum body text. Not quite because of any specific reason beyond “it just feels more comfortable to...

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Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 in Art, Design Finds, How To, Inspiration, Photography, Webdesign | 0 comments

A nice little photography shooting challenge posted on Gizmodo this morning got me interested in looking into Cinema-graph (Cinemagraph?) work. Any old school ’90s web developer remember those animated GIFs right? Basically the same type of work but just done with photoshop masking as well. I personally think this effect works best when people are...

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