Was passed this awesome site by Mark Shufflebottom and Matt Northam – its a great list of fonts you can use now with the new CSS fontface system, or using kits. I have used just such system to get the ‘Chunkfive’ font you see on this somewhat redesigned blog, its a great way to transform your pages with legitimate real TTF or OTF fonts, best of all Font Squirrel only features fonts that are free for commerical use too, so not too much messing around license wise if you’re working on a freelance or other commercial project.
I was recently contacted by the awesome Vince Baskerville of 8bitfeed.com who asked me to do an interview about the book (Unity Game Development Essentials), my work and getting involved with the Unity community. I did my best to put on my radio voice and coherently string sentences together too, and for those that know me, they’ll understand this is a real challenge. Big thanks to Vince for letting me plug the book and chat my nonsense, go check out his site now! Anyway, enough waffle, here’s the interview from 8bit-
If you’re a fan of some of the classic artworks for novels, films and videogames you’ll absolutely love sci-fi-o-rama.com. Thanks to Simon for the heads up on this, i’m certainly not an expert on the subject in any way but I think Chris Foss’ work on Elite is incredible, as is most of the work to be found on the site. And I know its stating the obvious here but I really think its a shame this kind of artwork isn’t used as much today, its absolutely stunning, and I find it funny how it was used a lot when the graphical prowess of actual games and sci-fi films could not match the artwork, but now that they do, we simply stick cgi artwork on the box… shame! Anyway, this site rocks, so stop reading this and go enjoy!
If you’re a web developer, you know what a massive chore cross browser checking is. Working on a mac is especially problematic because a) the morons at apple decided I couldn’t have a hash symbol key on my keyboard (yet I get that ludicrous crucifix symbol next to 1) and b) because working in web design means getting things straight in Internet Explorer 6+. When designs don’t match up, testing realistically means having a PC around to check differing versions of internet explorer, as sadly it still holds a large market share due to microsoft’s dominance of the OS market and it being installed with the OS.
Now many developers have decided to veto spending countless hours of tweaking to get their sites looking coherent in IE, but for those of us who still aspire to keep things consistent, Adobe have stepped into the breach and present a fantastic time-saving idea in the form of Browser Labs. Visiting the site you’ll be able to compare two versions of your site and even use ‘onion skinning’ (a flash term) style transparency to fade one into another to compare differences.
This amazing tool will no doubt transform many developer’s workflows and for this we salute Adobe. But as such tools progress, and as my colleagues at work have commented, isn’t this the kind of innovation we should have been seeing in Dreamweaver CS4? as opposed to a vague interface overhaul…?
Hi all! I’ve been away from blogging for a long time, but i’ve been busy writing a book and creating two other sites, relating to a lot of work i’ve been doing in game engine software Unity.
Take a look at both LearnUnity3D.com and LearnMeSilly.com, two tutorial sites i’m hoping will help people learn. The former is more of a general resources site relating specifically to Unity and game development in general, whilst the latter is a general learning resource site with all sorts of different packages to learn in video tutorial format.
Check out the links below for various top tips from designers.
Had a look around the web for some of the excellent artwork producted for the Alamo Drafthouse theatre in Texas, come up with some real gems. Find below unique posters for Battleship Potemkin, Hell Ride, Iron Man, Big Trouble In Little China, Blade Runner, Big Trouble In Little China (variant), Alamo General Promo, Hell Ride (variant), Hot Fuzztival Film Fest Promo, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Thing, The Wizard
Here they are!
Big Trouble In Little China
Big Trouble In Little China (variant)
Alamo General Promo
Hell Ride (variant)
Hot Fuzztival Film Fest Promo
A Nightmare on Elm Street
If anyone has found any more of these i’d love to see them, escpecially a higher resolution third part of The Thing poster!