I found a nice post at TechCrunch on building an engaging Facebook fan page. Has some great tips and the comments have a couple good suggestions as well. Worth reading for anyone interested in having such a page. We are getting ready to build one of our own, so this will come in handy.
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Need some fonts? Worried about cost? Or maybe you’ve created a really great font and want to make it available for all the world to enjoy and use without restrictions. Either way, you may find help at the open font library.
While you are at it – you may also want to visit the the open clip-art library as well. Another great resource to use and a nice place to contribute.
When I did my makeover of Connections Reloaded, I called it Stained – since the header has the stained glass window in it. I widened that out and moved it from 2 columns to 3. That was the birth of Stained3Col. I really like it but I have 2 trouble spots. This is due to the way the theme is designed and I’m still trying to figure out how to fix it.
I wanted to rearrange a couple things this week and I added the Amazon search box, and that got me working on it again. A few views used to be busted but now I’m down to 2 that don’t work right. If you click on the title of a single post (or hit more – which gets you to essentially the same place) things are not right. If you click on the calendar for a single day it is busted too. I’ll get it though. Categories work, full months work, the front page works. Which is good enough for me to leave it until I can work out the rest.
Who knows when I’ll finish it – but someday.
The site looks awful with IE on my laptop, but seems o.k. on the desktop. Opera is good (but I expected that- it is standards compliant.) The fact that is different on laptop and desktop got me to thinking about the whole resolution issue. May have to check that out next. I tend to run at a bit higher resolution– I like to have the space available. It really comes in handy when I’m switching between various apps and might want to look at more than one thing at a time.
I’ve been messing with the site for a while, and just realized I haven’t checked out how it looks in Internet Explorer in quite a while. (I don’t use explorer unless I have no choice, and for no longer than necessary.) So I did and I see that it looks pretty crappy. What you gonna do? Mentioned it to Ing and she said, ‘Check out my page.’ So I did and it was completely jacked up. So she switched themes and it seems better now. Gotta do that more often in the future.
It’s funny, I just forget that a lot of people use I.E. Tomorrow I’ll scope them out with Mozilla, Konqueror and Opera. Woohoo.
So I’ve got two posts now about open fonts available from SIL. I use Gentium a lot myself. Charis and Doulos are really nice but designed more for a need that I don’t have. I don’t really need fonts that extensive anyway, except if I’m messing around with greek stuff. But I also wanted to put up a bit about the history of these fonts. I think it is very interesting how and why it has come to be. Continue reading “OFL, SIL, ETC.”