// 01.Mar.2009

Abused Typefaces

Typography is an art that can be deliberately misused.

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// 17.Jan.2009

sIFR Lite

An open-source “lite” version of sIFR using a more object-oriented approach. sIFR Lite is a bit easier to read, and more intuitive to use.

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// 04.Jan.2009

Magic in Type Desktops

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty’s Castle drawn entirely with type in the beautiful “Affair” typeface. A simply stunning desktop wallpaper.


// 21.Sep.2008

The Sorry State of Browser Rendering

I’ve made some (more) tweaks to the design of this website over the past few days. They’re mostly little things and, unless you visit the site often, you probably wouldn’t notice them unless I were to point them out. In fact, in comparing the design today with the template I relaunched with on the 28th June, 2008, it’s amazing to see just how much the design has changed — while still sharing a common overall aesthetic. But then this is how web-design should be isn’t it? A website evolves with small, subtle, incremental changes, yet retains its “brand” by remaining true to its original design.

While I was applying the revisions I started thinking about web-design. I considered the current state of the art, how far we’ve come (I started building websites right back in the beginning when IBrowse on the Commodore Amiga really was cutting edge), standards compliance and the W3C, etc.

The catalyst for these thoughts was my adoption of a simple little CSS3 property known as border-radius, which is used to produce the RoundRects that, depending on which browser you’re using, may or may not be visible to you when you visit this website. If you’re using a Gecko or WebKit based browser, then you’ll see this website exactly as I intended - complete with RoundRects. With other browsers you’ll only see an approximation of the design I intended.
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// 26.Jul.2008


A theme for WordPress and an experiment aimed at exploring the possibilies of generative web-design. »gen« is not a fixed design but changes its appearance (layout, typography, colours and background images) over time depending on the content of your website. It’s not yet ready for release, so in the meantime visit www.kingcosmonaut.de/gen to stay updated. Sounds Intriguing. [via]

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// 06.Jul.2008

63 Must Have Grunge Fonts

A cool selection of font goodness.

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