February 2006 Archives
It's that time once again, my latest collection of free fonts that actually aren't foul enough to make you run screaming out of the room. In fact, some of them aren't bad at all. Well, at least they don't suck. With that faint praise out of the way, let's get typographic.
Over the last few days I've been visiting sites created by independent illustrators and designers, curious specifically about the extent to which they're using RSS syndication to promote themselves. And I have to say I'm shocked at how rare the use of this by-now almost banal technology remains. This is really a shame, since RSS is simple enough to add to almost any site and can really help get the word out.
The main strength of Photoshop is also for those who are occasional users its main drawback—it has evolved to such a degree of sophistication that there are typically multiple ways to achieve the graphical task at hand. To confidently construct a path wending through the program's multiplicity of features and settings to get a job done effectively typically requires extensive daily use over a long period of time. Hence the popularity of books and online tutorials that show readers exactly what steps to follow to perform a particular task. We add Photoshop tutorials to the Graphics.com and Dynamic Graphics magazine sites every week for just this reason.