1. Post #121
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    November 2011
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    It'd be awesome if the image thumbnails on the homepage had links. Other than that, very nice.

    Edited:

    Updated my World of Warcraft Map. Trying out some new interface features and improved the map's quality.

    Does anyone that worked with the Google Maps API this heavily before have some tips on how I could enhance certain things before I start adding more features?
    Now for street view!
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  2. Post #122

    May 2011
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    I like it. Looks very clean/minimalist. I think the font you chose at first works better though. The font in this screenshot that you posted earlier:
    And the symbol before your name was a nice touch, too.
    TerabyteS_ posted:
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  3. Post #123
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    I love chrome and it's none existent font smoothing sometimes.
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  4. Post #124
    italian
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    June 2011
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    I like it. Looks very clean/minimalist. I think the font you chose at first works better though. The font in this screenshot that you posted earlier:
    And the symbol before your name was a nice touch, too.
    I do like that as well, but I feel that it makes the page look way more generic, while the cursive typeface in the current version adds a bit of a personal and human touch.
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  5. Post #125
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    July 2010
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    What if it was more in the middle of the screen?

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  6. Post #126
    italian
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    June 2011
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    It'd be awesome if the image thumbnails on the homepage had links. Other than that, very nice.
    They're coming once I figure out how to do them nicely.
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  7. Post #127
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    December 2011
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    the best thing you've ever made, it's a damn shame the top two thumbnails throw it off. logo might look better if it were a tiny bit smaller. on the about me, "transformed into a job" is an orphan and it looks weird. besides that, good job.
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  8. Post #128
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    January 2010
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    TerabyteS_ did you actually buy Helvetica Neue?
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  9. Post #129
    italian
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    June 2011
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    TerabyteS_ did you actually buy Helvetica Neue?
    That'll be our little secret..
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  10. Post #130
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    May 2006
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    Don't be silly, UI designers don't steal.
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  11. Post #131
    italian
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    Don't be silly, UI designers don't steal.
    I'll change it once I find a decent enough alternative.
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  12. Post #132
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    May 2006
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    "I'm a thief and a web developer."
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  13. Post #133
    italian
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    Don't worry, I've found a pretty close alternative: http://www.fontspace.com/roger-white/swansea
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  14. Post #134
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    May 2010
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    "I'm a thief and a web developer."
    alright that's enough
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  15. Post #135
    italian
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    June 2011
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    Fuck you, Windows.

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  16. Post #136
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    December 2011
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    Don't be silly, UI designers don't steal.
    i'd say otherwise

    Edited:

    and omg no don't touch it's alignment, left aligned websites are so fucking great looking
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  17. Post #137
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    Fuck you, Windows.

    You have to stick to a pretty limited set of fonts in Chrome on Windows to get it to render the fonts correctly.
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  18. Post #138
    italian
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    June 2011
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    Anyways, I've opted for Open Sans
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  19. Post #139
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    June 2010
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    Open Sans is sexy :D

    https://github.com/Fizzadar/Fanatical-Dev-Core pushed the largest updates since the beginning of development, full twitter/oauth support, lots of other bits.
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  20. Post #140
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    May 2006
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    I've realised Opens Sans is 99% identical to Droid Sans but doesn't look terrible on Windows!

    Thanks Tera!
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  21. Post #141
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    October 2007
    608 Posts
    Looking good, but:



    Very ragged copy. There's no space between line breaks, which makes the copy look like a paragraph with very odd breaks.
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  22. Post #142
    italian
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    June 2011
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    Looking good, but:



    Very ragged copy. There's no space between line breaks, which makes the copy look like a paragraph with very odd breaks.
    Do you mean empty rows? Right now every section is a single paragraph.
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  23. Post #143
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    Do you mean empty rows? Right now every section is a single paragraph.
    By section, you mean each paragraph and subheader? If those two elements are supposed to be paragraphs, why are you breaking the line at odd intervals? It looks awkward. Especially when some lines seem to wrap much earlier than other lines. I've never seen a paragraph formatted like that before.
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  24. Post #144
    italian
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    June 2011
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    By section, you mean each paragraph and subheader? If those two elements are supposed to be paragraphs, why are you breaking the line at odd intervals? It looks awkward. Especially when some lines seem to wrap much earlier than other lines. I've never seen a paragraph formatted like that before.
    If you look at the code you'll see that right now they're composed of inly an h2 and a p tag. Should I change that?
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  25. Post #145
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    November 2011
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    If you look at the code you'll see that right now they're composed of inly an h2 and a p tag. Should I change that?


    yes

    Edited:

    rule of thumb: if you need to use <br />, you're better off with </p><p>
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  26. Post #146
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    October 2007
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    If you look at the code you'll see that right now they're composed of inly an h2 and a p tag. Should I change that?
    I'm not sure what exactly is so hard to grasp here, I'm talking about the way you're randomly breaking the paragraph using <br/> tags.

    Doesn't it look
    weird to you if I wrote a paragraph
    like this with inconsistent
    line endings?

    Paragraphs should flow naturally and if you're going to start a new line you really should be closing that <p> tag and starting a new paragraph. You say both sections are one paragraph, if that's the case, there shouldn't be any <br/> tags breaking up the paragraph, that's visually contradicting with you saying it's one paragraph.
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  27. Post #147
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    I'm not sure what exactly is so hard to grasp here, I'm talking about the way you're randomly breaking the paragraph using <br/> tags.

    Doesn't it look
    weird to you if I wrote a paragraph
    like this with inconsistent
    line endings?

    Paragraphs should flow naturally and if you're going to start a new line you really should be closing that <p> tag and starting a new paragraph. You say both sections are one paragraph, if that's the case, there shouldn't be any <br/> tags breaking up the paragraph, that's visually contradicting with you saying it's one paragraph.
    Thanks for clearing that up, I'll correct it later

    Edited:



    Better?
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  28. Post #148
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    March 2006
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    Just finished the first day of my internship at !
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  29. Post #149
    Thanks for clearing that up, I'll correct it later

    Edited:



    Better?
    I personally feel that it would look perfect if you added a 5-10px bottom margin to your paragraphs. The thoughts are together now, but since the paragraphs have no spacing above/below each one, it still looks like it all kind of runs together to me. I found it a bit hard to read.
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  30. Post #150
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    November 2007
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    Just finished the first day of my internship at !
    Everyone there uses Chrome, right?
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  31. Post #151
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    May 2006
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    Just finished the first day of my internship at !
    Replaying to this post using Opera Mobile, it's perfect.

    Though you must admit, Opera is like a fallen war hero. It did amazing things but nobody seems to care.
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  32. Post #152
    italian
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    June 2011
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    I personally feel that it would look perfect if you added a 5-10px bottom margin to your paragraphs. The thoughts are together now, but since the paragraphs have no spacing above/below each one, it still looks like it all kind of runs together to me. I found it a bit hard to read.


    How is it now?
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  33. Post #153
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    February 2011
    920 Posts
    Too spaced out.
    Move them ~50% closer.

    And add a bit more space between the <h2> and first <p> of each section.
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  34. Post #154
    italian
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    June 2011
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    Too spaced out.
    Move them ~50% closer.

    And add a bit more space between the <h2> and first <p> of each section.
    I don't have much more flexibility than what you see there in terms of spacing because everything has to be aligned to a baseline grid.
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  35. Post #155
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    February 2011
    920 Posts
    I don't have much more flexibility than what you see there in terms of spacing because everything has to be aligned to a baseline grid.
    It doesn't have to. As long as you're consistent throughout, there shouldn't be an issue. The web design police aren't going to come and bust down your door because your website doesn't conform to the grid system completely.

    To be honest, I thought grid systems were mainly to align elements horizontally, in uniform columns. Vertical positioning shouldn't matter.


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  36. Post #156
    It doesn't have to. As long as you're consistent throughout, there shouldn't be an issue. The web design police aren't going to come and bust down your door because your website doesn't conform to the grid system completely.

    To be honest, I thought grid systems were mainly to align elements horizontally, in uniform columns. Vertical positioning shouldn't matter.


    Yep, Vietnow's is exactly what I was imagining. Looks a thousand times better. Most clients aren't even going to know what a baseline grid is. What they will know however, is that they're having a hard time reading your copy. Best to just stick with what looks good, unless of course this is for a school project where you actually HAVE to use baseline grid.

    If the latter is the case, perhaps refining your content so that each paragraph consists of at least 3 sentences would make it look better with the grid.

    Like the paragraphs here: http://www.alistapart.com/d/settingt...b/example.html

    It might look weird to us just because you have several paragraphs that are one or barely two lines, and with a space between each short paragraph, it feels like the white space is bigger than the content itself. Maybe I'm just ranting, but food for thought.

    My attempt:
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  37. Post #157
    italian
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    June 2011
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    I tried to apply your suggestions (I won't change the line-heights though, the baseline grid is too important to the design):



    Better? (I really can't tell myself because I already know what the copy says)
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  38. Post #158
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    I tried to apply your suggestions (I won't change the line-heights though, the baseline grid is too important to the design):



    Better? (I really can't tell myself because I already know what the copy says)
    lessen the space with paragraphs
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  39. Post #159
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    February 2011
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    Working on a portfolio site, still WIP.



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  40. Post #160
    Started working on this an hour ago for a client..please ignore the ridiculous dummy content as well as the DeviantArt social media button.

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