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» updated TypoGridder

Thu, 04/12/2007 - 05:42

Yes I know it is pretty darn late but hey - what else are holidays there for? Except learning and partying and dancing and chilling and… well yes I just could not stop until it worked like I wanted it to.

My TypoGridder now works as a MiniTool for Konqueror and as a bookmarklet in Firefox and Opera. It should have the correct height on any page and should be on top of everything. Please test it and report any bugs.

Visit TypoGridder project Page

» TypoGridder

Wed, 04/11/2007 - 19:13

I recently read two articles about using grids in webdesign. It just makes sense. Read them yourself:

I’ve wrote a little javascript which displays a basline grid on any page (via bookmarklet). For more information visit the project website.

Please use this article for any feedback.

PS: And as you might see, I have a lot to do to let my website align to any grid. The curse of a layman.

» New Microsoft C*-Fonts for all (Win, Mac, Linux)

Wed, 03/21/2007 - 20:00

Microsoft has created some new fonts for their Office 2007 suite and Vista: Calibri, Cambria, Candara, Consolas, Constantia, Corbel. Read this article for more infos and some pictures.

They look pretty good I have to admit but nevertheless they are tainted by evil ;-). Nevertheless they might become quite common in the next months. So how does one acquire these fonts (besides spending a fortune on their software)?

Windows ships them with their free PowerPoint Viewer. All you have to do is extract the *.exe and the containing *.cab. Than you’ll be able to install the TrueType Fonts like others.

I didn’t find this out, I read it in the German Blog http://praegnanz.de or rather this blog entry

HowTo install on Linux

Run cabextract on the *.exe and the ppviewer.cab once. You’ll have the TTF files in your current directory, install them (e.g. via KControl).

HowTo install on a Mac

Unpack the *.exe with FileJuicer and than do the same for the ppviewer.cab until you see the TTF files.

Taken from this German HowTo

HowTo install on Windows XP etc.

Simply install the PowerPoint Viewer!