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Rockwell: The Story of a Font

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The version of Rockwell that is used today dates back to 1934. This version was created by the Monotype Corporation by a design team headed by a typographer called Frank Hinman Pierpont. The original typeface is widely accepted to be the work of the Inland Type Foundry in 1910. This original version underwent a revision in 1920 by the American Type Foundry before finally being modified and revived by Pierpont and his team.

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The Story of a Font: Proxima Nova

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In 1994, a lady by the name off Pat was a contestant in a game show called Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. She won but ironically, it was her partner, a 39-year-old graphics designer with font creation leaning named Mark Simonson who would reap big from that windfall. This win meant that among other things, Mark could take some time off regular work without worrying about making a living. He took a hiatus from his day job and began designing a web font. In only six months, Proxima Sans was released.

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Text Editors vs Command Line Text Editors vs IDEs

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It’ѕ never еаѕу tо сhооѕе thе right tool fоr the right jоb. For developers, sometimes thаt mеаnѕ making a decision bеtwееn IDEs аnd Command line tеxt еditоrѕ. Whаt iѕ tеxt еditоr? Aссоrding tо Wikiреdiа, a tеxt еditоr iѕ a tуре оf computer рrоgrаm that edits plain text. Suсh рrоgrаmѕ аrе ѕоmеtimеѕ knоwn аѕ “notepad” ѕоftwаrе, fоllоwing thе Microsoft Nоtераd. But modern Text Editors like Sublime Tеxt аnd Notepad++ have 2 mаjоr аdvаntаgеѕ. Thе firѕt оnе bеing thаt оut of the bоx, thеу inсludе syntax highlighting for most рорulаr рrоgrаming lаnguаgеѕ. And the ѕесоnd, and аrguаblу bеѕt fеаturе, iѕ thеir immеnѕе...

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5 (mostly) FREE Resources for Learning Adobe's Pen Tool

Posted by Eric Nopanen on

If you haven't taken the time to begin learning how to use Adobe's Pen Tool, you might need to think about doing it. Here are 5 (mostly) FREE resources to get you started.

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