1.4.0 Release After almost 4 years of intensive work, the Scribus Team (www.scribus.net) has released the new stable version 1.4.0 of the Open Source desktop publishing program Scribus. Given this is the first major stable release in some time, this document outlines improvements over the last number of versions, rather than since just the last one. The idea is to form a general comparison between this and the last stable release.
Third Party Typo-Graphics 01 « The Mac Lab The Mac Lab Where new media artists are born Third Party Typo-Graphics 01 These are mind morsels, examples of what you might create using Illustrator and/or Photoshop. Though typography isn’t always the focal point, it does play a significant role in the composition. Life Below 600px Some people would have you believe that you aren't reading this. Why? Because it's not 'above the fold'. Above the fold - a graphic design concept that refers to the location of an important news story or a visually appealing photograph on the upper half of the front page of a newspaper. 10 Unique Creations Made From Computer Hard Drives [PICS] On this day in 1956, IBM introduced the IBM 305 RAMAC — the first computer with a hard drive. It boasted capacity for less than 5MB of data stored on 50 24-inch disks. Fast forward to today. The progress achieved in the computer storage market is quite astonishing. Although necessary, storage itself isn't something that normally gets us excited, but we've decided to mark this important anniversary by exploring how people have gotten creative with hard disk drives. SEE ALSO: Media Format Flops | Vintage Games Console Ads | Vintage Apple Products
The 10 Best Script and Handwritten Google Web Fonts The 10 Best Script and Handwritten Google Web Fonts A good script is hard to find. I’m extremely picky when it comes to this particular area of typefaces and tend to hate most of what I see. With this post, you can skip the work of sorting through the crap and cut straight to the awesome scripts that are readable, attractive and perfect for your site. All of the fonts are shown with a unique CSS treatment and provided with code for your instant implementation. They’re also all served up with Google Web Fonts so you’ll be up and running with a quick copy and paste, no downloads required! Create interactive PDF documents with Scribus Learn how to use the Scribus open source page layout application to create PDF documents, and then how to add interactive elements to those PDFs. The ability to create PDF forms that end users can fill out (without having to print) can be a real boon to making your business efficient. With these documents, users can download them, fill them out, save them, and send them back to you.
Letter Fountain Over the course of time, different terms for the appearances and parts of typefaces have been invented in various countries and languages. And now, in the computer era, with its growing prevalence of English terms, there is complete confusion. Is it cursive, oblique or italic? Siruca Pictograms™, the first Open Source project of Fabrizio Schiavi I’d love to design a lot of new picts for my Siruca Pictograms™ but I can’t find the time, so I asked collaboration to some others icon designers. You can participate to the grow of this project if you like. I’ll publish it just below the text in this page with your name and a link to your site. Don’t worry if you don’t know any font editor, you can send me a Freehand, Illustrator or any vectorial file with your design and I’ll fix it. Siruca Pictograms™ is designed to works with Siruca™ font. It’s a stencil
How to Recycle Tic Tac Box Video Hi stampers! In a small effort to go green, reduce, recycle, reuse. I am going to take this old TickTack box. That is not that old actually, I bought it and then one day they were gone because they are addicting. 20 Creative Typography Free Fonts 2012 Advertisement While some of the default operating system fonts will work for design purposes, when it comes to big and bold typography, you’ll have to go outside the standard fonts. Typography fonts can draw the viewer’s attention and create a powerful visual impact for web design, print design and advertising.
Craig Maloney » Scribus Tutorial Scribus is an incredibly powerful Desktop Publishing program similar to Microsoft Publisher and Pagemaker. Unfortunately, it’s power can seem a bit confusing and obfuscated to the novice user. In this series of audio / video screen captures, I create a newsletter for the Friends of the Majestic Maple Library from draft to PDF distribution. In this series, you’ll learn how to use text and image areas, as well as stylesheets, and the powerful story editor. You’ll learn about the preflight verifier, and will be able to create your own PDF documents from your Scribus creations. Videos: