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

Creator of the Neon Javascript framework.


Mar
6
answered How to get images' filesizes as low as possible?
Feb
26
reviewed Close How can I specifically improve my webdesign?
Feb
26
awarded  Custodian
Feb
26
reviewed Reopen How do I make alternating lines in a graphic visually distinct?
Feb
26
reviewed Leave Open What are the most common album layouts besides the classical one?
Feb
25
comment Is a 10 point font big enough to use for small descriptions in a cv?
That said, I agree that using Arial in a CV as a graphic designer may be a poor choice, but mainly because many graphic designers have a grudge against it - as you can see from the above comments.
Feb
25
comment Is a 10 point font big enough to use for small descriptions in a cv?
You are looking at the screen-based rendering of a font that is destined to be printed, and what's more that rendering is heavily hinted (like on a MS Windows system). So I don't think we're in a position to judge the font. Furthermore, Arial despite its reputation is not a "Horrible" font, it's a professionally designed font by a renowned designer. It's also not derived from Helvetica, though its metrics are. Helvetica in similar conditions (heavily hinted on-screen) is not going to fare much better. The real test, however is in how it looks printed.
Feb
19
revised Is the Kaneiwa font freeware and can be used commercially?
deleted 11 characters in body
Feb
19
revised Is the Kaneiwa font freeware and can be used commercially?
added 47 characters in body
Feb
19
answered Is the Kaneiwa font freeware and can be used commercially?
Feb
13
revised Making a typeface – should I check if it resembles any non-free or copyrighted typefaces?
added 52 characters in body
Feb
12
comment What are good sites for purchasing a bulk of typefaces?
Helvetica is much more common.
Feb
11
answered What are good sites for purchasing a bulk of typefaces?
Feb
11
answered Pairing a font with a tahoma as display font
Feb
6
answered Gimp: Pick color on screen without taking screenshot
Feb
5
comment Font Identification of Body Text
Never said it wasn't helpful. Some comments are very helpful and I'm sure this comment would continue to be helpful as a comment! But this isn't actually intended as an answer to this question, that's all. I presume the distinction between answers and comments should be the same as on other SE sites, no?
Feb
5
comment What is this style of text-as-image called?
I don't think that one is retro either (even though a lot of the other stuff in that article is). But that's just me! At no point did I say you were wrong - just that it's not the way I think of it.
Feb
5
comment What is this style of text-as-image called?
Well retro usually refers to something that was trendy a number of decades earlier, whereas I don't think that second one in particular is referencing any particular earlier trend. That sort of typographic play seems very trendy right now, actually, and if I had to pick which decade it came from, I'd say the current one.
Feb
5
comment Font Identification of Body Text
This is a useful tool but probably should be a comment rather than an answer, as it doesn't attempt to answer the question.
Feb
5
comment What is this style of text-as-image called?
It's interesting that people see this as "retro", particularly the bottom one.