We recently delved into typography and the differences between traditional and web typography in part 1 of the “Translating typography for the web” series. We explored points that can help improve type quality and save you time when working with web typography. Today, we bring you the second installation of key points to note when translating typography from print to screen: (more…)
Ah, the enchanting world of typography! More than once, I caught myself lost looking at signage, posters and shampoo bottles, merely absorbing the beauty of letter shapes without stopping at their interpretation.
From medieval manuscripts, through the Gutenberg Press all the way to the 21st century, typography left its fascinating paper trail for contemporary designers to be enchanted. However, the enchantment can quickly turn into frustration when beautifully crafted type meant for print enters the world of web. Not all is lost, quite the opposite: web typography already came a long way and @font-face is here to prove it. For type lovers engaging on web design and development – and I include myself in that group – understanding the requirements and limitations of the medium is key to avoiding frustration. (more…)
Pixafy’s Rewards and Recognition program gives our team a great platform to nominate peers for the great work they’ve been doing. Over a year old now, this program has continued to be a success, with peer nominations at a record high! (more…)
Time goes by and Adobe Photoshop remains one of the most important tools in the web design world. Some argue that Fireworks should take care of the job; others say it cannot be done without some pain. One way or another, as a front-end developer, chances are you spend some time dealing with PSD files, perhaps more time than you would like. (more…)
Coming from a freelancing experience to a full-time front-end-developer position with Pixafy was (and is) challenging and exciting. I could say the path is long, the hill is steep, but full of rewards. (more…)
Q: Where are you originally from? Do you still have family there? Do you have any siblings? If so, what do they do? Any significant/insignificant others? Pets?
Caroline: I am originally from Porto Alegre, the southernmost part of Brazil, where winter winds blow cold and strong, and where cowboys are called “gauchos”. My mother and sister still live there. My father lives in NJ. We are a quite diverse family – German from my father’s side and Italian from my mom’s. My sister chose the science career path (she’s a chemist) while I took on the role of the family’s rebel and went into the arts. (more…)