While Ortelius is specifically for map illustions, we can see that this vector-based drawing and cartographic design program has a world of possibilities for many other applications as well. It also fills the void of mapmaking on the Mac OS platform for a 3rd the cost of Illustrator! October 16, 2009
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November is brought to you by "BROWN" the colors of autumn leaves, and roast turkey!
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We've known for several years that the U.S. internet is under insidious, perpetual and relentless attack by organized cybercrime all over the world. Now, here's a new twist that is sure to snag many people ... read this -- be careful! October 16, 2009
With the size of drives growing in leaps and bounds these days, a good backup solution is a necessity. If you use CDs or DVDs, this creates another problem. We have over 100 CDs of back client work. What do you do? October 14, 2009
Whether you want to sketch a cartoon, draw a birthday card or jot down some design ideas, Scribbles can help bring your imagination to life. Scribbles is a drawing tool for everyone. October 13, 2009
Glue is best known for its ability to push information to multiple social network profiles at once. For now, you can run the beta version, but early next year they plan a paid version which will push to over 15 social profiles October 12, 2009
There has been quite a bit of discussion online about protecting your photographs, watermarking photos, and various techniques for preventing your online photos from being stolen, hot-linked, or ripped off for other, unpaid uses. For the serious photographer and photography business, this might just be the solution ... October 8, 2009
Following links to what some people call "best tutorials" can often lead you down a dead-end street. Not so at Vrya's Tangled Synthesis web site! Her tutorials are quality! This one shows how she weaves stock images into movie and TV show montages and collages she's become famous for! October 3, 2009
Well, it has happened. Yesterday marked the last day of the internet as we know it. The body that oversees the web has ended its agreement with the US government. Good or bad, am I paranoid? Maybe. October 1, 2009
It's October again and our annual fonts surf continues with more typographic discoveries including A Charming Font, and a special Halloween font from Graham Meade; some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles thanks to Neale Davidson, new Ambigrams; the logo for a community website called Typedia; and a glowing love for the ampersand! September 29, 2009
The 15th Annual Fall Fonts Festival fonts surf ends with and look at some spectacular examples of most unusual typography from Google Earth land mass lettering to beautiful scripts in the sand September 29, 2009