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I came home from a recent AIGA Chicago event with a copy of Fonts in Focus 9 (I guess I’ll have to pick up 1–8 in back issues or wait for the trade). I actually took two. One for me to read, and one for my three-year-old, who is crazy about letters and typefaces.
It turned out to be a good move, as it has become one of his favorite things to read. Yesterday found us reading it on the couch where I had to explain to him what terminals are and what symmetry means.
On the downside, this corresponds with that age where he constantly asks why. Which is how I ended up in a lengthy conversation about why Comic Sans is the worst.
Designing materials for the WCH House Party is always a lot of fun. As soon as I found out that this year’s would be on April 15 and that the theme would be “Tax Relief,” the idea of mocking up … Continue reading
Well this is handy. Google Docs now lets you upload more things! Useful things!
From the Docs Blog:
- Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX)
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 (.PPTX)
- Apple Pages (.PAGES)
- Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
- Adobe Photoshop (.PSD)
- Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF)
- Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)
- PostScript (.EPS, .PS)
- TrueType (.TTF)
- XML Paper Specification (.XPS)
I’m sure this has all kinds of implications, but I see myself mostly using it for proofing. I find more and more that I’m uploading PDFs to Google Docs and sending people the link, rather than trying to wrangle a big file or (gasp) printing it out.
Saving Illustrator files as PDFs and Photoshop files as JPGs has become the norm, and when I clean out files, I find that I have a lot of extraneous files named project.pdf, project_proof.pdf and project_final.pdf. Being able to upload and share a native illustrator file makes saves you from that. For a designer, this makes Google Docs a viable system for storing and sharing files.
If they could add support for showing InDesign documents like PDFs, think about how much trouble that would save.