Author: Gabriel de Kadt

Fix missing Pantone swatches in InDesign/Illustrator

First problem beware the Pantone/Adobe swatch search box! The first thing to check – is the swatch actually missing – or is it just difficult to find*… There’s a long-standing, horrible, horrible bug in the swatch search field. Say, for… 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 →

Lucas and Jimi, 2019

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 →

Jamie Windsor, witty and articulate photography vlogger.

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 →

“Always On” football highlights designs for William Hill

Working through the variables with a UX designer to provide on-brand designs and annotations for the dev team.

A lesson on democracy from my kids

Arlo Parks. Cola.

Beautiful

At the V&A. Inspirational.

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, new.

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

airbnb.design

Render AE animations to iOS, Android and React Native…

CSS animations and performance

Very few CSS animations are cheap in performance terms. Anything that causes the layout process (AKA reflow in Gecko browsers) is bad. The more complex your page the worse the performance hit. But – these four are apparently particularly cheap… Continue Reading →

Banksy made a Simpsons intro? Yup.

Missed this one from a few years back. Where was I? NYT wrote up on how it got done in this article: ‘The Simpsons’ Explains Its Button-Pushing Banksy Opening. Fabulous.

www.useronboard.com

User onboarding teardowns

World Cup tournament pages

UI design and dev hand-off for the 2018 FIFA World Cup mini-site for William Hill. UX designs provided by my friend and colleague Miguel Antolín. It was the first instance of a new tournament app for significant knock-out tournaments –… Continue Reading →

SNL, Papyrus.

Funny worth sharing 🙂

The pop-up bull ring, Alcalá de los Gazules, 2018

macdown.uranusjr.com

MacDown – A very decent, free, Markdown editor for macOS

Agile Retro App.

UI Design for an Agile Retro App. Based on the Spotify Labs Squad Health Check model but digital rather than card-based. Hackathon project for William Hill. Four very good devs bashed out a fully-working version in a single 24-hour session.

TokenKey logo

Logo-only job for a Blockchain startup.

vim-adventures.com

Learn VIM

Desktop browser chrome as responsive Sketch symbols

Cramming designs into the generous default canvases of Sketch* is not always a good idea. Here are four responsive Sketch symbols – Chrome, Firefox and IE on Windows and Chrome on macOS – to further limit your design window. Design… Continue Reading →

Batch setting the correct time and frame number on 35mm scans in Lightroom

Scans of my 35mm film shots always come back from the minilab both numbered in reverse order and with the scan time as the only date. Not in Ordnung. If they all have the same timestamp – then they will order… Continue Reading →

Anna & Chris

Installing Adobe Creative Suite (CS5) on macOS Sierra

I am actually still using Adobe Creative Suite 5 (CS5) at home. Recently I’d updated to a more recent iMac and found it impossible to re-instal Design Premium. Was using the official disk image – freshly downloaded from my Adobe account. This… Continue Reading →

Just sayin’

A nod to the G Force crew. Number One son is a total geek – and a maker of costumes and models. As a family we like to dress up at Carnival round here. Perhaps next year we could be…… Continue Reading →

Moleskine #15. Bateau Bollocks.

Daydream-drawing on planes, boats and trains [and a pub!]. November 2016 to April 2017. Christmas-flights-o-fancy; The Hat Party People; more flights; portraits of the boys. Coda on the dogs upstairs.

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