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May 2005 Archives

First-Grade Typesetters

Think back to the first time you were introduced to the alphabet. It may have been in school, at home with your parents, or somewhere entirely different all together. Remember that chart that was hanging over the chalkboard that you always used for reference?

What Typeface are You?

FontShop just published their I Am gallery. You’re encouraged to design and upload a 150×150 GIF or JPEG with the subject matter of which typeface embodies you.

A Musical Baton

Unexpectedly thrown into a form of virtual chain mail, here’s my response to Stan’s nomination:

Programming Like a Designer, part 2

If you couldn’t already tell, this article is a continuation of “Programming Like a Designer, part 1”. If you haven’t already done so, I would suggest going back to read the original article, as a lot of the examples in this article are based on some from part 1. I also want to point out that I am going to skip some of the topics that I said I would discuss, like recursion. I’m going to save that for other posts, as they may be a little too advanced. I’m changing the scope of this article in that I’m making it a practical application of the aforementioned process as opposed to a primer on the concepts of programming. If there’s an interest in that, please let me know and I can write about that in another post.

Electronic Ink Jobs

Electronic Ink, a user-centered design firm in Philadelphia, is looking for a few good people. If you have experience in interface design (not just web design), please send your résumé to Jean Manna.

Programming Like a Designer, Part 1

Get out your pocket protectors, cuz it’s time for some hardcore geeking. Ok, so maybe it’s not that extreme, but being able to program—at least to some extent—is a very valuable skill, especially for a designer concerned with the web. Even the term “programming” may cause you to cringe, especially if you’re comfortable inside your usual design tools, but it can effectively take your designs to the next level.

Getting Started

Pretend that I’ve already given you the typical welcome speech.