With the advent of OS X 10.4, people have been introduced to the concept of widgets as an extra layer of GUI goodness on top of the normal OS. Freed from the Aqua design constraints, these widgets are allowing people to alter the interface to fit the purpose and style of the widget. From the ridiculous (we're looking at you Dancing Homer) to the utterly useful (WidgetMail) there seems to be a growing momentum to build new funsize applications which do increasingly cool things in new ways.
In a previous post someone well spoted that I was playing with "Arabic" numbers, which are in fact Indian numbers (the circle means 5 and the dots are zeros.) It's the Westeners who use Arabic numbers such as: 1,2,3.
I'm fascinated by the look of the Arabic script. It's out of this world. If Spielberg would have invented a writing for a new planet it may have been similar in looks to the Arabic script.
With the kind help of our member and Drupal guru kbahey we've completed the move of creativebits to PHP5. Although Dreamhost recently introduced PHP5 as an optional engine we decided to compile our own PHP. This was done in order to avoid some small glitches we were experiencing before and to lay out the foundation for some future developments.
The following is the second installment of a 3-part series on font management applications. Part one covered FontAgent Pro from Insider Software.
Apple graciously provided some form of font management in OSX with Font Book. Alec Fromm, a Canadian designer and small business owner, offered to post his findings and experience using Font Book in a professional environment.
The world has been going through a bit of a bumpy patch in the past few years. Old orders are being shaken up and new situations are making old enemies into uneasy allies.The computer world has been experiencing it's own upheavals though nothing that would get CNN into a lather.
Apple's news that they were switching to Intel chips has been dissected in huge detail, with much handwringing and predictions of gloom. Maybe the doomsayers are right but while they furiously shake their magic 8-balls, we can speculate on the implications for the power user. Since Macs now run on the most used chip architecture for desktop operating systems , there is quite a profound new possibility with these new machines.
When you're working with text in Photoshop you may loose changes because you're in the Flash/Illustrator habit of hitting Esc to 'get out' of editing mode with the text tool (while saving changes).
You probably know there's the little "Commit current edit" check mark in the properties toolbar or alternatively, you can switch from the text tool to the V tool, but if you're looking for a shortcut you can just press Apple(Cmd)-Enter to commit changes.