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Alessio Carone - Web/Graphic Designer
littlemad@gmail.com - @littlemad - Barcelona, Spain (0034) 657 208 095

“Making interaction with technology simple”


Apr
19
comment What is the single most influential book every designer should read?
absolutely! I loved it at first sight, and learned a lot of useful things.
Jan
16
comment New generation of Save icon that is not a “disk”?
@SuneRasmussen I feel that like in language we use words or metaphors that they have no meaning anymore, so in the visual world will still have an heritage that we'll take with us forward until there will be a need for something completely different because the times are completely changed on we interact with that particular piece of technology. For example your use of latin, make me feel that things of thousand years old can be still remain in our daily communications.
Jan
16
comment Should I Save Images Intended for the Web as PNG or SVG?
@CamiloMartin cannot wait that browser had good support for technologies much more quicker than normal. I want to use SVG, I feel frustrated in rely on a not-scalable png for logos
Jan
9
comment What font is used in the first slide of this slidedeck?
With modified kerning, I would say.
Jan
9
comment Web Safe Alternative to Myriad Pro Font?
I was at Ampersandconf 2011.ampersandconf.com where Jonathan Hoefler declared they are working on putting on the web their fonts. typography.com/ask/faq.php?faqID=126#Faq_126 I am sincerely quite surprised that they didn't publish yet anything after all these months.
Jan
5
comment How to keep Photoshop history snapshots?
I do not feel that this is really a good solutions, I feel that in one file, you want to have multiple snapshots saved for next time that you will open a file.
Jan
5
comment Web Safe Alternative to Myriad Pro Font?
I did go to ampersandconf and discovered more services around +1 Best service around for me (other alternatives are fontdeck, webtype, myfonts, hoefler & frere-jones, and fontfont)
Jan
5
comment Web Safe Alternative to Myriad Pro Font?
-1 I think that the majority of google fonts are not really good material of fonts, they lack many glyphs, and do not have weights.
Jul
22
comment Should I Save Images Intended for the Web as PNG or SVG?
@feela the support show that the percentage it is low. Not are passed 7 months from the post, but IE8 it is still with us. All that you can do it is create an alternative for IE and one for the rest. What's the point to duplicate code for images (one for not supportive and one for supportive) if you do not have a really good use for SVG that justify the duplication when PNG it is good enough to handle many things?
Mar
29
comment Does x-height really matter when choosing fonts in using for readability and legibility?
+1 good question
Mar
24
comment Learning Graphic Design
possible duplicate of Tips and sources for programmers who must or want to learn graphic design.. In here you will find your questions answered :)
Mar
22
comment How to classify the style of Guild Wars 2?
ehm I mean resources of Brushes... i got confused :D
Mar
22
comment How to classify the style of Guild Wars 2?
+1 Interesting tutorials
Jan
29
comment Can't change text color in Photoshop CS2
You can even set the amount of memory that you can use for each adobe software.
Jan
26
comment Convert a pattern/photo to a given palette
I just tried and I didn't achive what expected. Can you please do a step by step example?
Jan
26
comment Good color to go with black & white design?
Naturally choose a color in base of what are you talking about. For example for a website of oranges I would have put orange. For a Mac Donald website, i would choose Red and yellow. For a website of computers I would choose the blue. It help to define subtly about what are you talking.
Jan
26
comment Are Macs preferable to PCs for handling graphics software?
@ghoppe: but just please avoid to refer on things like "lame, not hacking" it just leads to arguing and it is not useful.
Jan
26
comment Are Macs preferable to PCs for handling graphics software?
@ghoppe: point taken I should change the word Hacking to Modifying, still is easier for me (for example) to switch invisible files on windows from settings, than with Mac where I have to install a software just for doing that. About Automator it is exactly what I was trying to use, and I didn't find it easy to use. It seemed like that was not doing anything. So I simply just give up. Only one thing, do not take this as offence, it is just my experience with OS, so take it as it comes I do not mean to be against it, but simply commenting my incapability to do what I wanted respect to windows.
Jan
26
comment What is Minimalism in Graphic Design?
@Jin: JFW was asking on what is minimalism, and where is good to apply it. Which I would expect at least to explain what LESS IS MORE is, and than speak about "Just enough is more". I think that both concept are good and meaningful in design terms, only that in the brainstorming/concept phase when we think on "what we have to do" that we decide the style. It has no meaning to approach everything with "less is more", it is just a current of design that helps to put in prospective a style to design. In interaction and information (when usability is important) I find it more useful than others.
Jan
26
comment Font-face loaded on Windows look really bad. Which fonts are you using that render better?
@DA01: I am a web designer, I want to design and use good typography, I cannot just ignore the fonts, I want to find out what are acceptable ones to be able to use.