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Nascent observations on web design

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 31, 2010, 12:10 AM
1. On the use of boldface: Don't.

2. On the use of round corners: If you find a situation for round corners, eliminate the border entirely.

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nymphont Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ha! Well said :)
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chemoelectric Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Well, to some degree it is just that I would rather not make boldface fonts. :) The only one I have of my own is the very unfinished Sorts Mill Kis Bold. Probably I would use boldface if I were making a web dictionary or the like.

OT: Thanks for the free publicity in your blog. :) I just saw it a short while ago; I’ve been away from most of my web activities for some weeks, working on the new version of crudfactory.com (which I just put on-line tonight). I got really tired of hosting webpages on my Comcast ISP account, and particularly with having them break my webfont links, and so bought myself real shared hosting where I could install software (lots of it) and do actual programming.

(I’m moving my genealogy stuff there, too, because I like phpGedView, and so I can get rid of my rootsweb, which I hate maintaining. I’m not really a genealogy hobbyist, though I'm not as bad as the people by whose data I am supposedly a 30th generation descendant of Charlesmagne and, Jesus of Nazareth, and King David. Though, come to think of it, my being a descendant of King David is at least plausible, though utterly unverifiable. :) Anyway, I’m not much of a web designer, but having real hosting at least makes it a lot more fun to be a guy with a website or two (the other being my LJ account).)
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nymphont Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh silly me, I hadn't seen this comment yet, and also hadn't realized you had seen the post. There I go again, perpetually socially awkward, good thing I have this computer screen to hide behind! he h

You are very welcome, it was nothing. I truly have appreciated interacting with the four of you that I mentioned, I was inspired sincerely to share and express that, so I did in the one small way I was able.

And yes, a bold face would be entirely fitting for a use such as that in a web based dictionary. Otherwise, I don't see much use for boldface, unless of course, you need to yell at someone.

As implausible as they may be, at least your quest into tracing your ancestry has produced some results. All of my attempts pretty much come to a dead end, cant find much of any details after 5 or 6 generations past. Granted my own attempts at tracing the family genealogical history have not been that extensive... but I am surprised that of those attempts, I have been utterly unsuccessful. Another time though I suppose.

I am not much of a web designer either, but congratulations on obtaining a better host where you can really have some fun. I look forward to future creations and the evolution of the new Crud Factory.
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chemoelectric Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
One little bit of me is colonial New England and requires only a willingness to steal data that’s all over the net. Half the country is in those graphs.

All parts of my family got to the US long ago, including all the Jews, and probably because of that I do not feel the urge to trace my heritage to pre-Hitler Europe the way many people do. I am actually interested mostly in determining from where my close family inherited its various mental illnesses. :)
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nymphont Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I suppose if I were to put a bit more effort into it, I would find more information. My pursuits were out of a vague curiousity, I suppose I would be more persistant had I sought to find information pertaining to concerns of health. Best of luck to you.
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