Archive for August 2010

New web fonts

A font provides a resource containing the visual representation of characters. Web Typography has been traditionally been pretty limited. Until font downloading technology is perfected, Web designers must normally restrict themselves to fonts that are available on most users’ computer systems. Because of technical (and licensing) restrictions, dynamic fonts used on the web have been

Color guidelines

Color guidelines: It’s not black and white article tells that there are different meanings of color in various countries. Think about who your audience is, and what context the colors are in. The challenge is that web projects are on the internet, which has an international audience. Here is a table from the article: As

Not so boring sorting algorithms

Anyone who has ever done a programming course or tried to learn to code out of a book will have come across sorting algorithms. Bubble, heap, merge, there’s a long list of these methods of sorting data. The subject matter is fairly dry, and is usually presented in a prety boring way. Sorting algorithms: quite

Star-Quad Cables

Star-quad design is sometimes quite a bit of talked about cable type. When I saw Star-Quad Cables and Double-Blind Testing posting at Controlgeek blog I decided that it would be a good idea to write something about them. Several companies use a quad configuration in their balanced cables instead of a twisted pair; Canare calls

Hacking for An Audience

Hacking for An Audience gives an overview of entertainment technology for live shows, details some of the ways technology has been “misused” in entertainment industry, and also details some reliability strategies that are used to make sure that the show goes on. This presentation was held at The Next Hope conference by John Huntington. This

Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design is a really worth to read text on web design. The control which designers know in the print medium, and often desire in the web medium, is simply a function of the limitation of the printed page. We should embrace the fact that the web doesn’t have the same constraints, and design

Audio myths dispelled

It’s pretty amazing what can be sold in the pursuit of better sound. As it turns out, most of these subtle yet pricey upgrades/enhancements are nothing more than placebo. Audio myths dispelled video is a part of a panel discussion / workshop held at the 2009 AES show in NYC. Ethan Winer posted this in-depth

Grounding Complications

Grounding Complications is a very informative 28 slide set from PowerCET. It worth to read for everybody working with ground loops and electrical wiring. The slide set concentrates on following issues: Sensitive Equipment, Isolated grounding and Supplemental grounds. The slide set tells about wiring practices in use in USA, but there are also general information