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Function Comes First

I was travelling to work by train, as usual. I guess I am not in the best of moods when I am still fresh from bed, but I was getting really irritated by the doors between compartments. I don’t know how many times I have had to help elderly people get through them because those doors are really heavy. Surely …

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Graphic Design

Checking Files for Printing

It is very important to make sure all files sent to printers are press worthy. That means they won’t cause any problems once they hit the press, whether it be font problems, colours and so forth. While there are specific things that can be handled with a preflight checklist—Jacci Howard Bear has a very good one on her site—there are …

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Desktop Publishing & Prepress

Rise

I just felt like posting something that appeased my mood. People go through not-so-brilliant periods, but they have to keep fighting and be ready to rise again. I am probably saying this more to myself, than to any of you who read my blog, but the most important thing is to never loose sight of one’s objectives, even more so …

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Off-topic

Hosting Discounts by SiteGround

It’s almost Christmas time and presents fly around. Your neighbour stops trashing your flowers with the car. Companies make offers. My hosting company, SiteGround, is distributing gift certificates for people who want to buy new services. Since all the people I know already have their hosting, I thought I’d let you guys know. If you are looking for a hosting …

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News

What Is a Slug?

In 2004 I posted this question in the About Desktop Publishing forums. I did get a reply, which was perfect in regards to its context. However today someone replied to that question again adding another definition. While I definitely know what a slug is since quite a while I thought I’d share this short forum discussion with you, where we …

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Desktop Publishing & Prepress