Font Site – dafont.com

da font Just a quick post…

I’ve been creating some new print and online projects and I found an absolutely great site for fonts:  http://www.dafont.com/

The site has a huge collection of donation-ware, free, and free for personal use fonts.  Once you set a category of the type of fonts you would like to see, you have the option of typing in custom text so that the site will preview the text in the offered fonts.  Very useful when you need to help a client research a font.

All in all – a great site!

-JT

Change OSX’s default file format for Screen captures

Way back when I heard about the new graphic format PNG, I thought WTH? Why would they go make another format as GIF was fine.  When I started blogging, I did a little bit of additional research and found out there was a pretty good reason for the new format (‘new’ meaning that the file format has been around since 1996.)  Here’s the wikipedia link on the subject.

In any event, I did find myself making screen shots that I wanted posted on the web.  Not all of the screen shots were large – most being icons and the ilk – so I really didn’t need a jpeg file.  So I did a little bit more research and I had implemented this little hack that allowed me to change the default file format of OSX’s screen capture.  Of course, I didn’t bookmark the hack but fortunately the hack recently was posted on TUAW site and I thought I’d give it a mention here.  (TUAW’s article)

-JT

WordPress for iPhone – Part II

wordpresslogo A few posts ago I mentioned that I had installed the new WordPress for iPhone application on my iPhone.  I had only posted that one entry from the application since then (only because I was on vacation and got totally engrossed in a couple of books so no time for blogging.)  I did start another blog entry with the application but saved it as draft instead of posting it.  Since then I’ve had a little more time to look the application so I thought I would put an entry on the blog about it.

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WordPress for iPhone

Vacation time again. This time we are at the beach – a place I tend to stay away from to avoid tanning this hard wonned pale complextion. To top things off no wifi in the house we rented – I can’t even tap into anyone else’s network. So I thought I would be forced to enjoy the surf and sand — until I reviewed my NetNewsWire on my iPhone to discover that the team at Automatic has produced a WordPress application for the iPhone. Woohoo! New toy!

First the app is free! Thank you guys! However I would consider purchasing a tool like this. I installed the app from the AppStore on my iPhone. Even with the slow EDGE network connection, the app was downloaded, installed, and configured to work with my site in five minutes.

Obviously I’m using the app to post this blog entry. It’s pretty easy to use — the only challege being typing on the iphone screen. Don’t get me wrong, I love the technology behind the iPhone keyboard. The only issue is that I’m all bent over the phone to type. I feel like a teenager in an illicit text conversation on the phone.

Anyway more about this app later as I poke around.

-JT