we make money not art Better and Sharper UI Icons with Web Fonts If you are familiar with using bitmap image formats (like PNG and GIF) to display icons on a website, then you would also be familiar with its shortcomings. First of all, depending on the dimension and how many color information that the icon has, an icon file size could be very large. If we have too many icons to put in a website, it will also potentially slow down website performance as many HTTP requests have to be conducted by the browser. Although this problem can be solved with CSS sprite, the file size is still large. Bitmap icon also has shortcomings in flexibility and scalability; let’s say we need to enlarge or zoom the icon to a certain level, or view it through a very high screen resolution such as on the retina display; the icon will definitely turn out looking blurry. Well, if you take some of those matters above into account, you probably need to use icon fonts. Using Icon Fonts Here are some of the best free icon fonts we can find: @font-face Rule Demo @font-face Demo Unicode
the_dimka: codex seraphinianus in the late 70s italian architect, illustrator and industrial designer luigi serafini made a book, an encyclopedia of unknown, parallel world. it’s about 360-380 pages. it is written in an unknown language, using an unknown alphabet. it took him 30 month to complete that masterpiece that many might call “the strangest book on earth”. codex seraphinianus is divided to 11 chapters and two parts - first one is about nature and the second one is about people.btw five hundred years ago there was another book somewhat like that - voynich manuscript. take a look at some pages (click on image to see a bigger version) amazon sells those for 500 bucks or more you can read about it in wikipedia.i can’t even tell you how much i like stuff like that phat a? update 2 i ordered the book and it arrived. it is gigantic in size, thick and large. print, paper and binding quality is superb. they also insert a booklet - decodex, but it is in italian and i have not mastered that one yet.
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The 10 Most Common Mistakes Web Designers Make | Noupe Aug 03 2009 There are plenty of mistakes web designers (especially new ones) make when designing websites. Everything from poor design to simple oversight happen every day. But with a little diligence, they can easily be avoided. Below are ten of the most common mistakes web designers make, along with examples of sites who do things right. Some of these are easy to correct if you’re aware of, others might take a bit more time. 1. “White space” or “negative space”, space that is empty of elements other than your background design, is an incredibly important design element. In addition to white space, don’t try to put too much on a single page. 2. Unless the sites you’re designing are completely static, somehow showcasing new information and content is vital to good design. There are a few ways to approach this. 3. Links are one of the most important parts of a website. There are two things to keep in mind here. 4. GIF format is great for images that use a limited color palette. 5. 6. 7.
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