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Web application developer well versed in Javascript, PHP, MySQL, Debian GNU/Linux, and stuff.

Creator of the Neon Javascript framework.


Aug
26
comment What are the fonts used for this WWII Jolly Roger sign?
Wow that Legothic URW is a good find - very good match, even the lowercase "e". Only slight differences like the "R" tail and the "W" middle stroke.
Aug
23
revised What are the fonts used for this WWII Jolly Roger sign?
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Aug
23
answered What are the fonts used for this WWII Jolly Roger sign?
Aug
23
comment Alternative to Lorem Ipsum (dummy text) for websites
The problem with using English text as filler, and the reason that Lorem Ipsum was created, is that people may actually start reading the text instead of just looking at its design, layout and typographical choices. Lorem Ipsum is designed to prevent people attempting to read the text. That said, both have their uses. Alice in Wonderland (or similar) is great for testing the readability of a particular font, a situation that does call for people to attempt to read the text.
Aug
23
answered Alternative to Lorem Ipsum (dummy text) for websites
Aug
13
revised Which RGB profile should I use for my JPG file?
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Aug
13
comment What design trend led to movie trailers displaying the title at the top of the screen?
When it comes to something new like social media, they'll all be falling over themselves trying to figure out ways of exploiting it, some which will seem strange and out of touch with reality - as in point 2 in this answer - and you'll see them copy each other too.
Aug
13
comment What design trend led to movie trailers displaying the title at the top of the screen?
I like this answer. In the world of advertising there are prophets that come up with "brilliant" new "ideas" for the "magic" recipe every day. This will be just one of those people's brilliant ideas that a few people in the industry will be following. It'll either run its course or it'll stick around. Movie promotion tends to be highly formulaic anyway. Basically every movie trailer within a genre has the same plot, same themes regardless of the movie. Movie advertising is less about creativity and more about following known formulas.
Aug
12
answered Yahoo's second day font
Aug
12
comment Yahoo's second day font
Among professional script fonts it's relatively common to make extensive use of opentype features such as contextual alternates in order to change the appearance of a character based on the character before or after it. That said, I haven't found a conclusive match yet. I think it (the day 2 logo) would make a good logo for Yahoo, by the way.
Aug
12
comment Can you help me identify the font used in this text that says “EXPERT WITNESS”?
Pretty sure that's it - the capital "R" of Helvetica is pretty characteristic. If it's not Helvetica, it's something trying very hard to be Helvetica. It may be a slightly heavier weight than this though.
Aug
12
answered How do I work with a logo that has what seems like too many colors?
Aug
10
awarded  Yearling
Aug
8
answered Should I look into different graphic design softwares?
Aug
8
answered Which RGB profile should I use for my JPG file?
Aug
7
revised Font in Google android emulator?
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Aug
7
revised Font in Google android emulator?
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Aug
7
revised Font in Google android emulator?
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Aug
7
answered Font in Google android emulator?
Aug
7
awarded  fonts