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My Quahog Mine. 2022-05-27T17:30:39-07:00 Copyright © 2012, Alex Carr FF Tisa Sans 2012-08-29T21:05:00-07:00 2012-08-29T21:05:00-07:00 Alex Carr A really great typeface that I think was starting to become everyone's goto web-serif now has a sans. FontFeed has an interview with designer Mitja Miklavčič. It's gorgeous.

FF Tisa Sans

ParaNorman 2012-08-20T13:58:00-07:00 2012-08-20T13:58:00-07:00 Alex Carr I remember when a website for a movie was a huge Flash "experience."1 It seemed that the budget for the website was almost equal to the budget for the movie. We still have them now but less and less are big Flash sites. The ParaNorman site is wonderful both creatively and technically. It's a delight to move through and it was all built with modern web-tech sans-flash.

ParaNorman by Legwork

  1. I still remember the site for 2004s Saw; this weird maze of hidden buttons that brought you to these pages with games and creepy music. If you looked at it with all the lights off it was legitimately scary. 

Bandwidth Responsiveness 2012-08-09T22:37:00-07:00 2012-08-09T22:37:00-07:00 Alex Carr I just want to call out this one line from Tom Maslen's most recent post on the BBC Responsive News Blog1:

Download size IS important

It's not hard to take a site and start squishing it all into one column and calling it a day. There are so many more factors that need to be applied to the end goal: creating a better mobile experience. Part of that is the amount of time it takes to load the page. Bandwidth responsiveness.

  1. Also isn’t it amazing that the BBC has a blog dedicated to their responsive design mobile efforts? What other larger corporations do that? Brits. 

Teaching to See 2012-08-02T21:29:00-07:00 2012-08-02T21:29:00-07:00 Alex Carr Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See on Vimeo.

Great short film from Edward Tufte about designer Igne Druckrey. After watching I couldn't help but sit down with a marker and draw some type.

I also remember drawing those dark-light-dark lines week after week. Not my strongest area.