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bio website bitdepth.thomasrutter.com
location Australia
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Web application developer well versed in Javascript, PHP, MySQL, Debian GNU/Linux, and stuff.

Creator of the Neon Javascript framework.


Oct
13
answered Is it copyright infringement by US copyright law if someone else modifies and uses my design?
Oct
4
comment What font or typeface is used in this text that says “Johnson”?
Even the year it was produced can help, as if it's, say, from the 90s we may be able to rule out the possibility it's a "font from a free fonts website".
Oct
4
answered What font or typeface is used in this text that says “Johnson”?
Oct
4
comment What font or typeface is used in this text that says “Johnson”?
Look at the tail on the "n". It's definitely none of these, although Agmena Book Italic comes relatively close. It's not Berling because of the serifs on the "s".
Oct
4
answered Trying paying fonts on one's website before purchasing
Oct
3
comment Is it possible to add new characters to a font?
To me, image sprites would be pretty simple in comparison to editing fonts, and I have extensive experience in editing fonts. "Just copying the hinting" may be something an experience font editor may know how to do, but how would you begin to explain how to do it to someone who has never done it before?
Oct
3
revised Is it possible to add new characters to a font?
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Oct
2
answered Is it possible to add new characters to a font?
Sep
27
revised Is it ethical to copy the work of other designers?
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Sep
27
answered Is it ethical to copy the work of other designers?
Sep
27
comment Is it ethical to copy the work of other designers?
You're framing this as a question about "ethics", but this clearly touches upon the law (ie copyright law), which is a whole different area. Ethics is in the eye of the beholder whereas the law has very specific definitions and processes and varies by jurisdiction.
Sep
26
revised Is the Kaneiwa font freeware and can be used commercially?
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Sep
22
revised How do you explain the value of native files to an uneducated client?
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Sep
22
comment How do you explain the value of native files to an uneducated client?
You make some very important points, such as "The person that knows contract's won't even try to do this" and "The person that called you likely already knows better" and "Don't be afraid to talk about money".
Sep
20
revised How do you explain the value of native files to an uneducated client?
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Sep
20
revised How do you explain the value of native files to an uneducated client?
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Sep
20
answered How do you explain the value of native files to an uneducated client?
Sep
18
comment Fonts/Webfonts + My website
Brendan you make a very good point about avoiding legal grey areas. A good rule of thumb is that if you're not sure if you are licensed for a particular use (due to the license being vague or not being able to locate a legit license from the author), assume that you aren't.
Sep
18
answered Fonts/Webfonts + My website
Sep
16
comment Looking for methods of showing text or logos on same coloured backgrounds
To me the obvious answer is the bottom one - make the red text white to swap its colour with the background. You still end up with red, black and white. It's not all that unusual for companies to have different versions of the logo for different background colours, etc.