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

Creator of the Neon Javascript framework.


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.
Feb
1
comment Sans-Serif fonts with long descenders
I can go one step further
Jan
31
comment Photoshop 24 bit image showing black pixels in 8 bit mode
It's normal to have proof colours and gamut warnings turned OFF, and only turn them on when you're testing specific issues related to differences in colour space between the image's native colour space and the output device/printer. If you are not even doing this and/or have not specifically set up your colour spaces, turning these on is only going to give incorrect/misleading results. By the way, it's normal for the working colour space for an image to be sRGB (sRGB IEC61966-2.1 in Photoshop) as a default, particular when working for the web or desktop.
Jan
31
comment Photoshop 24 bit image showing black pixels in 8 bit mode
When I say gamut issue, I mean that you have enabled proof colours in Photoshop (which should be normally off, and on only to preview) and out of gamut warnings, and you have set up a strange combination of colour spaces in the image itself. This is just a PNG so there would be no way for me to know what settings you had applied to Photoshop and/or the PSD.
Jan
31
comment Photoshop 24 bit image showing black pixels in 8 bit mode
Interesting, the black areas in the screenshot don't appear to be all the one colour, but appear in bands in separate colour. This might slightly further my suspicions that this is a gamut issue, because it looks like it might be happening to certain colours. But I still have no idea if I'm right. It could also be a bug.
Jan
31
comment Helvetica Neue Equivalent on Google Fonts?
That said, despite being Sans-Serif and having matching geometry, Liberation Sans is not "very similar" to Helvetica. But plenty of typefaces are.
Jan
31
comment Helvetica Neue Equivalent on Google Fonts?
Liberation Sans looks very nice at small pixel size, because is very well hinted, almost to the same level as Arial in terms of displaying well at small sizes with hinting (which Windows heavily relies on, not so much Mac/iOS/Android/Linux). Note that running a font through FontSquirrel's generator throws away all such hinting information and adds auto-hinting instead, so I wouldn't recommend that.
Jan
31
answered Photoshop 24 bit image showing black pixels in 8 bit mode
Jan
30
revised What font does bitly use in their logo?
added 139 characters in body
Jan
30
revised Making a typeface – should I check if it resembles any non-free or copyrighted typefaces?
added 200 characters in body
Jan
30
revised Anyone knows the fonts used in this Resume?
added 111 characters in body
Jan
30
comment What is the font used in this logo?
The S is a totally different shape too, plus the T is wider and the crossbar of both H and E are different. Given the different shape of S alone I'd say it is not based on this font, sorry.
Jan
29
answered What is the correct font for Android section headlines?
Jan
25
comment Anyone knows the fonts used in this Resume?
Good point. I guess the Typo edition probably has fancier typographic features like many more glyphs, ligatures, kerning, and/or other things - which aren't necessarily needed.
Jan
25
answered How do you break out of current creative mind sets?