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Jun 25, 2011

Custom Font Javascript + CSS Implementation

Copyright © 2011 By Chongchen Saelee

There’s only a handful of “websafe” fonts, a collection of fonts that any Internet user’s computer will most likely already have preloaded whether with their operating system or Internet browser. So when a webpage designer is feeling limited with his font selection, he either has to rasterize that custom font into an image or force the user to download the custom font. If the user has to download a custom font, it’s never a gaurantee that it will be compatible as there are many formats of fonts. Even with rasterized fonts as images, depending on how much text needs to be shown, the graphic might get really big and weigh down the downloading speed or drawing performance.

The most efficient method is probably to create a real font using a font editor and hope it works on the user’s end. But font editors cost money, and if you’re not a hardcore typographer, what’s the point of investing in it? So I’m going to attempt to create a “free” solution: implement a simple javascript font system based on a sprite sheet. This is a technique commonly used in game development and I’m sure others out there have done similar thing.

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Jun 23, 2011

Agent S: Defining distinctive archetypes

And, here we go… more »

Jun 17, 2011

Webpage design guidelines for 2011 ad infinitum

While tinkering with my Blogger blog’s template, and consulting with the experts online regarding the latest webpage design standards, I began to wonder myself how adaptable my designs were. At times, I’m looking at my handiwork stretched to fill these 16:9 or 16:10 monitors and am satisfied it takes advantage of all that space. However, then I remember back to my 4:3 CRT monitors and how I was able to design to best utilize its space. So whatever was designed for 4:3 in mind now looks constrained for 16:9 because of the extra space on the sides. So what is the right way to design? more »

Jun 12, 2011

How to make a feature film for less than $200

Originally published on May 29, 2011 at Facebook, the lucky bastards.

1. Acquire USD$200
2. Acquire a quality camcorder that costs less than $200
3. Write a script
4. Distribute the script to prospective collaborators more »

May 26, 2011

Nineteen Eighty Four 1984 film adaptation of George Orwell novel

Freedom isn’t free.
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May 1, 2011

Should I replace my 35mm film camera with Nikon D5100 16 megapixel DSLR?

As technology advances, those of us who have utilized older technologies are left questioning whether we continue using our tools until it becomes obsolete or replace it. Here, I compare the quality of two images from my film SLR camera and one provided by Nikon from their D5100 DSLR. more »

Apr 16, 2011

How Men Grocery Shop and Saving Costs

Ever since I got two privileges (driving and disposable income), I realized I had a choice what my diet was. It’s not to say homecooked meals aren’t nourishing or delicious, sometimes you just want to indulge in variety or junk food. It’s like when you were a kid grocery shopping with your mother and you see that bright, colorful box of fruit chews but you can’t get it because it costs too much. Well, now that you’re a grown 27-year-old man, you can actually pick up a box of Roundy’s Sharks fruit chews and say you’re buying it for your little cousin (the box will be empty by the time you get home, of course). There are no rules to grocery shopping, but here are some of my observations of the whole thing. more »

Apr 4, 2011

Modern Internet video formats

If you’ve used the Internet long enough, you’ve at least streamed or downloaded at least on movie whether it was intentionally or in an ad. I want to write about some of the more popular, modern video formats that exist. more »

Apr 2, 2011

Green Lantern Wondercon Preview Analysis

An abridged 4 minute preview from WonderCon has been released. If you haven’t seen it, you can download it in high definition from more »

Apr 1, 2011

Ching Chong Ling Long Ting Tong Alexandra Wallace UCLA rant

Yeah, yeah, I know it’s overdue, but like normal people with normal concerns, I’ve been busy working. There are some cronies that would love to know what my thoughts are on Alexandra Wallace’s publicity stunt, so here is my editorial. more »

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