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comment Is it essential to type “WWW” when our design contains URL, or is it a matter of taste by now?
I mean, apple.com and microsoft.com etc still run a web server on the A record for their domain, in order for that redirect to work. Since all it does is redirect it doesn't have to do much work, but it shows they have no problem running a web server task on the machine(s) that their A record(s) point to. Their decision to redirect to "www" is more likely to just be a marketing decision, which is fine, and redirecting from the non-www version is a very appropriate choice in that situation.
Jul
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comment Is it essential to type “WWW” when our design contains URL, or is it a matter of taste by now?
but it does not have one for HTTP servers so we are stuck with using an actual subdomain to tell the world "this is for a website" why do you need to though? Just responding on port 80 is enough. Your A record for the domain can just point to your web server - unless you are wanting different services to point to different addresses (such as web and ... pop3?) in which case you are still not forced to exclusively use "www" for web - you can use subdomains for the other services, or even different domains. Users often leave off "www", you don't want your website to fail when they do.
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comment Is it essential to type “WWW” when our design contains URL, or is it a matter of taste by now?
To me, that is an argument not to use those new gTLDs, particularly for a domain that needs to appear in marketing. It would seem weird to me to use a new, slick gTLD which removes the need for the old fashioned ".com", and then to add the even more old fashioned "www.", just so people recognize it's a domain name.
Jun
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Jun
19
comment Is it essential to type “WWW” when our design contains URL, or is it a matter of taste by now?
no-www.org appears to be down at the moment, but it's still listed in Google so I guess it's temporary?
Jun
19
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Jun
19
comment Is it essential to type “WWW” when our design contains URL, or is it a matter of taste by now?
It's part of the way DNS works. Assuming you know that DNS servers are the way that a computer asks "what is the IP address of this hostname?". Well there is more than one record you can retrieve for each hostname (A, MX, and special purpose ones like PTR, TXT etc). The "A" record is the IP address for IPv4 connections and the "AAAA" record is the IP address for IPv6 connections. MX is a record of where mail for this host should be sent (allowing mail addressed to a host to go to a different IP address as general connections to this host), TXT is various text-based information, etc.
Jun
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Jun
18
comment Is it essential to type “WWW” when our design contains URL, or is it a matter of taste by now?
I realise this is largely the same as the other answer but I've attempted to explain it using the simplest terms I could for non-technical people, hope it's useful.
Jun
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answered Is it essential to type “WWW” when our design contains URL, or is it a matter of taste by now?
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Mar
18
comment Segoe UI font licensing
Also their license faq seems to contradict it too, saying "We license our fonts like software" in one place, and "As long as all the devices that use the Neutraface outlines to create the [design] are licensed, this is okay"
Mar
18
comment Segoe UI font licensing
Some licenses may try, but it probably isn't enforceable. Note that there is actually nothing in their actual license agreement about such a restriction: houseind.com/fonts/licensing/eula - I think the page you found is just a hopeful cash grab.
Mar
2
comment Making a typeface – should I check if it resembles any non-free or copyrighted typefaces?
I've never heard of that rule before and like @DA01 says it doesn't make sense. Even where the design is protected by copyright, "changing 3 pixels to make it OK" sounds pretty stupid to me.