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Design philosophy: all information in this web site should be accessible to the intended audience regardless of platform, browser, or size of screen. Graphics are kept to a minimum to reduce download times. If you see a frame or an animated GIF, feel free to flame me mercilessly.
This site uses fully compliant cascading style sheets (CSS). Older browsers should display text in their default fonts, while more recent browsers will all display fully formatted text. (However, the styles sheets will look best viewed in Internet Explorer 4.0 or above.) The site also complies with major accessibility standards.
The base font for this page is Trebuchet MS, a free font from Microsoft designed for on-screen readability at small point sizes. The headlines are 32 pt Times bold italic, combining elegance, classical proportions, and compactness.
The logo is variation on the original logo from Aldus PageMaker and depicts Aldus Manutius, a student of Johannes Gutenberg and inventor of italics. This is to echo the roots of desktop publishing, both in the 1450s and the 1980s. The logo uses Courier from ITC to evoke the feel of metal type and Poetica from Adobe Systems to evoke the era of hand lettering.
Following are items that may be of interest to desktop publishers and, in particular, users of Adobe Pagemaker. Note that several of the links are Pagemaker 6 files. If you have not set up Pagemaker 6 as a helper application in your web browser, you will not be able to simply click on the links -- you will have to use the "Save this link as..." function.
Some public domain clip art in EPS format
Some utilities of interest to DTPers
Ray's PageMaker scripts (These were created at the request of Rick Wallace and are included with his book Using PageMaker 6 for Windows )
PageMaker scripting "help" (zipped .hlp file)
A PageMaker 6.0 file demonstrating how to wrap text inside an object instead of around it.
A PDF file: "Desktop Publishing Guide" with rules, tints, etc., which you should print on your laser printer or your service bureau's imagesetter on transparency so you can see what a 10% grey screen will look loke in your layout.
A PDF by Cindy Srone explaining Spanish Accents in a poetic way.
PDF file explaining why PM6 sometimes repeatedly downloads the same font and (sometimes) how to prevent it. From Real World PageMaker 6 by Olav Kvern and Steve Roth.
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