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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.
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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.
Desktop Publishing Humor
Hey, we can't be serious, studious artists all the time! :->
A History of the Blank Page one of my personal favorites...
Rules for Writing Good -- the classic grammar guide, slightly updated.
"Good Times" Virus Parody -- Danger! Forward this to all your friends! You have been warned!!!
The Gullibility Virus is spreading! Warn your friends!
The Importance of ... ...good typography, good grammar, good punctuation, etc.
The World's Easiest Quiz -- Not quite as easy as "Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb," but ...
Definition of Copyright if you read this and aren't confused yet, read it again!
Hard Copy, a (mostly serious) poem extolling the virtues of the oldest backup of all...
An ode to the spell checker -- a less-than-serious poem about how you can't always trust the dick shun aerie....
Early uses of the computer -- a cartoon depicting the first use of a computer
Understanding computer technology -- a cartoon in questionable taste...
Geek codes -- So you know what we mean when we say we're GMC/TW/AT C++M+w+W++
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Peter C.S. Adams
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