Author: Gabriel de Kadt

Prettier underline on text links

Funny post about Comic Sans’ing pointless or snarky comments over on CSS tricks. It’s a very amusing idea. However, when looking at the originating article “SNARKY COMMENTS IN COMIC SANS” I noticed their lovely text links. Chrome inspector to hand,… Continue Reading →

Fixing HTTPS on DreamHost with Cloudflare

One solution to fix an ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH error

Keep your lights bright and clean [5000º K clean]

Referencing a Pantone colour guide book or working with on-screen colour and you want to keep things accurate? Make sure your studio lights are running on daylight cool white lamps. Daylight or 5,000K colour temperature lamps are a must to… Continue Reading →

Whimsical, inspirational, advertising?!

Please leave.

www.vulture.com

US comic history 101

The CMYK Bible, review and UX hacks

A very handy little CMYK colour guide in 36 pages.

About Pantone Solid Coated vs Uncoated colours and on avoiding Pantone Color Bridge Uncoated swatches

Pantone, Solid as a Rock?

Fix missing Pantone swatches in InDesign/Illustrator

Adobe CC apps come with what seems like a full set of Pantone colour books but they’re short of a couple of hundred swatches. Some of the brightest ones are missing. I’ve seen comments that Adobe supplied swatches are ten… Continue Reading →

35mm film digitising with a DSLR

“Well, shake me down with a wobbly tripod.”

Chris Coyier: Thinking like a Front-End Developer

Very entertaining talk from Mr Coyier of CSS Tricks about the sometimes contradictory requirements facing front-end developers today. In this video, he explores his notion of The Great Divide in front-end dev. As he puts it: The divide is between… Continue Reading →

Marcus. Big chap.

Photos – from back in 2014 – for a body-builders’ magazine cover competition. Re-edited just now to add some punch that was lacking in the originals.

San Jorge, Alcalá de los Gazules, 2019

Alphabetically sort any text in macOS

Quickly sort any text in macOS. Original info from an old post over at macosxautomation. Maybe a few years old but content still relevant to macOS Mojave (10.14). Only difference is that Services are now “Quick Actions”.

Homemade Doomfist

#1 son made this Overwatch themed cosplay arm for fun. He’s gone into the detail of building this Doomfist arm over on his own model making and cosplay blog.      

Comics, art magazines, swag.

The Here Gallery & Bookshop in Bristol – it’s the best little “illustrated paper goods” store this side of Hades and a favourite-city-pilgrimage thing of mine. As is the CAC Malaga when in Malaga or the horse houses of Utrecht… Continue Reading →

Flamenco, Jerez

“Know the town quite well” – I thought. But yesterday I was shown a treat. Right in the town centre, a stone’s throw from Plaza Arenal – an excellent flamenco show by Iván de Manuela Carpio (singin’), Melisa Picón (dancin’)… Continue Reading →

Brand identity for Matero Games

Brand identity for a start-up game studio.

A lesson on democracy from my kids

Arlo Parks. Cola.

Beautiful

Espanish gitana Barcelones. K te cagas.

I prefer her track Malamente but this _video_ is a hum-dinger. Perhaps this more downbeat and mantra-like song helps the cinematically stylised symbolism shine through. Like a flamethrower.

Google owns .dev

Don’t use the .dev TLD (any more) for local dev work. Use .test instead. Google now owns/controls the .dev TLD, Chrome and Firefox are forcing HTTPS connections and local dev work is now at least tricky using the old localhost-dev-site on a .dev TLD… Continue Reading →

Studio, grey.

The new studio space. First victims are known to me.

Nick DenBoer just blew my mind.

developer.microsoft.com

Official Microsoft VMs for IE8 through IE11 and Edge

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