Memos from March 2013


Selecting Typography Using OS X’ Preview

I set out to using free, open-source web fonts for a par­tic­u­lar project lately. I’ve had book­marked some arti­cles a while back with some pretty cool com­bi­na­tions that will help the Design process move a long a bit faster. To name a few:

In those arti­cles where screen­shots of sam­ple com­bi­na­tions. I just saved them to my local drive for com­par­i­son. If you don’t have Adobe Light­room (for its Sur­vey or Com­pare views) or Adobe Bridge (for its Thumb­nail view) but are on OS X, you can use Pre­view to com­pare the stills.

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Color Grading Film with VSCO Film

Tuto­r­ial on color grad­ing film with VSCO Film, by Moetic Films. This one is using Aper­ture & Final Cut Pro X, but the con­cept should be gen­eral on whichever tools you use.

There are more edit­ing tech­niques and work­flow help via VSCO Film’s sup­port pages located here.

Source: Moetic Films

Responsive Web Design Process

As I’ve said recently, there has been a surge of #RWD­process insights.

Just an overview, as I was review­ing my notes from years ago, led me to the same con­cepts that was shared by the web com­mu­nity. Here’s some visu­als from Pon Kattera…

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Increase File Upload Size Limit

I am work­ing on a project that requires high-level users to be able to upload more than the default Word­Press file-upload limit. I’ve done this in the past but I have set it to a multi-domain set­ting. Mean­ing that it encom­passes all of my domains being hosted in a par­tic­u­lar Dreamhost user account.

I wanted to only increase the file size (again) to some­thing much larger than I’ve had before but only for a par­tic­u­lar sub­do­main; as I was using it for stag­ing. Here’s the process that I took to make that hap­pen.1

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  1. These steps are a para­phrase from Dreamhost’s Wiki arti­cle. []