Archive for September, 2005

New Software Detects Illegal Font Copies

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Software developer Quality Corp. will this month release a system that prevents the unauthorized use of character fonts on personal computers.

With the product, called BizPack-F, agent software is sent to PCs connected to a company’s network. The agent software searches for fonts that are included in the operating systems of PCs. It sends the search results to the server, where a list of set fonts on each PC is created. The system can detect illegal font copies based on serial numbers.

Read on at Aisa Times Online

Opera Officially Free

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

As of today, the Opera Web Browser is completely free. No more licensing fee, no more ads.

This may or may not be a surprising move after having given away free registration codes to anyone at their 10-year anniversary just a few weeks ago.

Compare Your Type Online

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Marko Dugonjić has just released a public beta of Typetester, an online tool for comparing different typefaces in your browser side by side, with all sorts of features: adjust leading, tracking, size, colors, alignment, and more. You can also change the standard Lipsum to anything you like. This offers webdesigners an excellent, realistic overview of how their fonts are going to look on-screen (in contrast to a Photoshop mock-up).


Monday, September 19th, 2005

Screenspirations Screensaver

Looking for inspiration? Oktober’s Screenspirations Screensaver (preview) highlights interesting websites while your computer is idle. It updates itself frequently, so you’ll always get the latest and greatest. Works for PC and Mac.

CSS in E-Mails

Monday, September 19th, 2005

In Optimizing CSS presentation in HTML emails, Mark Wyner digs into the different email and webmail clients and presents how they support CSS, offering advice and workarounds to tackle the problem.

Sexy Directory Listings

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Want to turn your standard Apache boring server directory listings into something like this?

Tom Sherman offers us a quick guide on how to accomplish this.

Five Simple Steps to Better Typography

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

Typographic designer Mark Boulton offers some insight into typography.
Have a look.

XHTML Fist Shirt

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

XHTML Fist ShirtFor a short time only: A List Apart’s XHTML Fist Shirt! Show them invalid code fools where the pain is.

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