Design

Handling display calibration

Though it is the expectation that a monitor is ready as soon as it is removed from the box, most monitors need to be calibrated. A much more vivid, detailed, true experience can become available after it is done that can be enjoyed and “feels right”. Calibrating a monitor correctly requires training of the eye […]

Firefox: Defining font type and size

What a professional typesetter knows is the importance of a good font. For centuries typesetters have developed fonts that provide ease of reading that we see in most books today. Having the text look good in the web browser is necessary, choosing the right type and size can make a big difference to how well […]

Architectural Intent – a Wallpaper Tile

I tend to use my desktop as my workspace so I like wallpapers that act as more of a background decoration rather than elaborate artwork. So I created this. This is based on a wallpaper I found on the net (sorry, can’t remember where) and I re-did it. The original was in jpeg format and […]

Gmail Icons

Warning: I got the base design from a Google+ website. I’m not sure if these are tradmarked logos and if Google in that case if they will have a problem with them. If they do, they will be removed. I was hoping to use this for a Gmail notification icon but it didn’t turn out […]

Arch Linux Legacy Blue1 Toon Logo

I created this because I liked the legacy logo and was inspired by Encelo’s Arch toon logo. It needs help on the gradient. To do a curved gradient, I had to rely on a blur (because Inkscape does not appear to be able to do curved gradients) and it bleeds a bit. But otherwise, I […]

Arachnophilia: a Beautiful, Basic, Web Editor

Update (2014-02-14): Since this post I’ve moved onto Bluefish because it has better support of tables. Bluefish has the ability for pre-defined tags with snippets ability… nice. I’d just about tossed in the towel on finding an HTML editor that I felt comfortable with when I happened upon this: Arachnophilia; and now I not sure […]

HTML Entities from the Command Line

While doing HTML work I tend to do my work with text editors. For this, I use Arachnophilia a Java HTML editor with easy, editable, customizable tags (Review here). Arachnophilia has support to convert characters to HTML entities but isn’t easy to get to (HTML > More Functions > Char to Entity. There are various […]

Keyboard Template

I needed a keyboard template and I couldn’t find any so I made one (uh kinda). The outline was made by aphasia100stock: Notes Converted from .ai format to .svg. Removed inner borders. Added Letters, Numbers, Symbols. Added guidelines to be able to reference keys. Requires Ubuntu font. Thanks aphasia100stock for the outline. Free to use […]

my current Desktop

Following Nikos’ query here is my current desktop: Lightweight Gnome running Thunar.

Creating Quality Web Sized PNGs with ImageMagick

Note: This is a post with me messing around with ImageMagick and it’s good food for thought, however as a reader pointed out I accidentally started with a lossy image and turned it to a lossless image which was a mistake on my part. I recently posted The Battle for Wesnoth – 1.4 picture review, […]

RSS Icon

Decided to play with vectors last night I tugged and pulled a good many handles and came up with a this. I needed an rss icon so why not? Just like all the others but vec-tor-ized. Made in inkscape (gawd that program is fun). Please be free to use it if ya like.

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