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By: Angie

Fri, 06 Jun 2008 05:13:16 +0000

This is a great blog! I think web presence is really important in business and the more creative the better. Different fonts can also make a huge difference. Really good web designers are hard to find!



By: David Airey

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 21:18:28 +0000

Cat, No need to worry about off-topic comments here. They're a great way for me to get to know you all better. :) Miles, No worries. I hope it proves useful for you.



By: Miles

Sat, 31 May 2008 18:04:36 +0000

Thanks for the link to FontBurner, I've been looking for a way to use a wider variety of fonts on my websites! It's just what I needed.



By: cat

Fri, 23 May 2008 09:09:58 +0000

Lauren, my eyes have steadily gotten worse over the years so I guess that means I'll never be eligible. Darn. I always had it at the back of my mind to do it. One day. David, Hey, now that's not a bad idea at all. I mean, someone needs to get some use out of that tub :-) Surgery holidays in Bangkok are a big deal out here. People fly in, get things done, then fly out. All cheaper than they can do 'back home'. I have gal friends seriously thinking of dropping by and getting a tuck here and there. And by staying with me, they won't have to wander through hotel lobbies and deal with room service and all. (am I off topic, or what? :-D



By: David Airey

Fri, 23 May 2008 08:52:34 +0000

Sander, Sherif, Sorry to learn of that Font Burner wasn't working for either of you. Jenna, Didik, There may be some teething issues with it, as Sander and Sherif mention, but I'm glad it's of interest. Kristarella, Thanks for the link to web safe fonts. Bookmarked. Lauren, No need to apologise for the off-topic discussion. It's good to read, and any chat is better than none. :) Vivien, That's a good point about the Font Burner server being down, and whether it would affect your website. As for what to call me, yes, Professor Airey is suitable. Or simply 'Sir'. Cat, Perhaps I'll pop over to Bangkok, have eye surgery, then use my newly fixed sight to enjoy the disco lights in your bathroom. ;)



By: LaurenMarie - Creative Curio

Fri, 23 May 2008 02:34:12 +0000

@cat, I certainly love it! And I don't think the doctor was totally right about your eyes changing. Here in the US they make us wait until our prescription is steady for at least 2 years. Mine was the same for at least 5 when I finally had it done and I've not had a problem. The reading thing is true though (see above comment). Sorry for all the off-topic discussion, David! I just love my LASIK so much!! :D



By: cat

Fri, 23 May 2008 01:29:31 +0000

Hi David, good choice to share. Enlarging what fonts I use has been on my mind for awhile. Especially now that the field is wide open. And Daniel, congrats on your new launch! I'll have to do some sort of announcement this coming week (I'll need more bits from you). Glasses. Ah, love to hate them. I've been wearing glasses since my mid 20s. My first year I was so devastated I hid out from the world. Couldn't wear contacts, so no relief there. As for laser eye treatments, it's common out here because it's so cheap. And I'm not sure if it was a competitive thing, but when I had my eyes checked in the UK the last time the assistant pooh poohed my suggestion of getting my eyes done. She said that: 1) Eyes are constantly changing so one operation is not enough. 2) I'd still have to wear glasses to read. Now, I dislike glasses but this week when I dropped them off to put the new lenses in, I felt totally naked walking home without them. I also couldn't see very well so that was an additional worry! Dodging tuk tuks, beggars, motor cycle taxis and buses in a busy city was a bit of a strain going both ways. But, I do know people who've had both eyes done and they love it ... so ... hmmm ...



By: inspirationbit

Thu, 22 May 2008 07:57:15 +0000

It's definitely an interesting idea behind Font Burner. However, I see that they're simply offering the use of sIFR linked to their site. The good thing is that they offer over 1000 fonts to choose from, the bad thing is that my site's headlines, text would be relying on their server, if it's down, nobody will see my fancy headlines. I would love to see more typefaces added to the list of the core web fonts. Should I be referring to you as Professor Airey from now on, David? ;-)



By: LaurenMarie - Creative Curio

Wed, 21 May 2008 06:23:50 +0000

Kristarella is sorta right about the LASIK. As you get older, your eye muscles actually become more stiff and can't constrict as tightly, which makes it difficult to see up close. When you squint, you are using other muscles to make the viewing area smaller (not a good habit, though!). So yes, LASIK cannot correct muscle problems, only mis-shapen eyeballs. I had LASIK a few years ago and I absolutely love it, especially for SCUBA diving ;) Oh yeah, and great reads above, too!



By: Didik Wicaksono

Wed, 21 May 2008 04:48:07 +0000

Font Burner's concept is interesting, I actually have done some experiments in adding new and unusual fonts in websites but fails. This should be nice, and more over, it's free. Thanks for the information, David.