Category Archives: Design

Some development experiments

I’m trying a few things out for now – made a custom Twenty Eleven child theme a while back and will eventually update it to be a Twenty Twelve child, added mobile detection a while back, added QR code just now, and apparently need to fix my webfont serving. Just trying to stay relevant while the vast majority of my professional time is sucked up by my current position.

Site design update!

I’ve finally updated the design of the main site! It looks a lot cleaner, the HTML is more streamlined, and the CSS has been updated to take advantage of features found in more modern browsers (that means no IE 6 or 7, y’all). Should now be easier to add stuff. Graphics have also been changed as well.

IconBuffet

I’ve been a member of IconBuffet for quite some time now, and I feel I’ve amassed a decent number of icon sets. IconBuffet is like an Internet swap meet for icons; people have icons, want icons, and can trade icons for other icons. All the icons are royalty-free stock icons created by the members of IB, and many of them come in multiple dimensions. Some are grouped into “families,” where there’s a very similar style of pixel art between icons to go along with the name. There are a few other features I haven’t yet explored, but once I have time I can’t wait to do it!

Fonts

Anyone else besides myself know how to draw the font but not how to add OpenType features to it properly? I want to add contextual alternates so that if the word ATOM appears the regular M is replaced with an alternate M (basically the same glyph but mirrored). Should be easy, right? For some reason my font doesn’t want to cooperate.

In theory, the following should work:

feature calt {
	sub A T O M' by M.alt;
}

And yet, it doesn’t change in Photoshop. What gives??