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Are Whitelists Spam’s Best Friend?

It looks like spammers are using a tactic of exploiting your spam filters by incorporating known and reputable domain names in their comments. Pariah S. Burke calls this “Whitelist Spam Attacks”. In his blog, iampariah.com, he gives a very detailed and simple explanation of this mechanism which can potentially threat not only your blogs but your e-mail. He says: Blog …

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General

A Site Full of InDesign Resources

There is a very interesting site all about InDesign: the InDesign User Group. It’s full of resources, tutorials and tips. Have got a question about InDesign? You are very likely to find it here. To access all the resources of the site, it is necessary to become part of one of the InDesign User groups but many are available also …

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Desktop Publishing & Prepress, InDesign

Interested in Creating Mobile Content?

But don’t know where to start? Apple has a whole section about mobile content. While it is imperniated around the creation of mobile content with QuickTime, Apple’s FAQ section gives useful basic information that anyone starting in the mobile publishing field has to know. The FAQ clearly explains vital things like what 3G, 3GPP and 3GPP2. You can find it …

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General

World’s AIDS Day

Today it’s World AIDS Day. AIDS is not a distant fairy tale, it doesn’t just happen to someone else. I was shocked to aprise from the TV today that in Italy there is someone infected with AIDS every two hours. And this is news from one of the western countries, where apparently AIDS is not spreading very much as in …

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Off-topic

The Truth About JPEG

I was crawling around forums and I noticed a few questions related to graphic formats and their capabilities. Therefore I decided to collect a number of links related to the various graphic formats which will give a basic understanding of how they work and will also take up several misconceptions. I will start with one of the most popular formats …

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Desktop Publishing & Prepress

Dash, Hypens, Does It Matter?

One of the most common mistakes in typography is the use of “n” dashes instead of “m” dashes. Sometimes two “n” dashes are used in place of one “m” dash. While this was a workaround for typewriters, it is certainly not the rule to be followed by a designer or anybody dealing typography. Samuel John Klein, Designorati:Typography Editor has an …

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ThinkCreation

The Value of Your Blog

Here is an interesting article from About.com Weblogs Guide, Shai Coggins, regarding a case study conducted on the sale of Weblogs Inc. The case study is by Tristan Louis and is based on the number of incoming links as shown Technorati. Shai also posts a little quiz to find out how much your blog is worth. Do you agree that …

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General

The Professional Graphic Design Association Launches

PRESS RELEASE November 7, 2005” The Professional Graphic Design Association (PGDA) has officially launched with the announcement of an elected Board of Directors from across the globe. Elected officers to the Executive Committee are Catherine (cat) Wentworth, (Bangkok, Thailand), President; Robert Wurth, (Lincoln, NE, USA), Vice President; Mark Astrella, (Maui, Hawaii, USA), Secretary; and Jeanette Wickham, (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), Treasurer. …

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Creative Latitude

Thanksgiving Fonts

A kick-butt site named Designorati (ok, I admit it, I am bias) is now offering free thanksgiving fonts for download. If you want them, have a look here.

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ThinkCreation

Why Tables Are Bad

If you have ever put your nose into web design, you have probably heard that tables are bad for web design. Why is that? Tables are meant to be used for tabular information, not for positioning of layout elements. Not all browsers support tables is the second reason. The source code is also messy and complicated and makes it harder …

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Web Graphics