Month: February 2008

Friday Roundup | Link Love

Fresh links what’s virtually new How Link Journalism Could Have Transformed The New York Times Reporting On McCain Ethics Seamus Heaney On Dante, Eliot, And Mandelstam Blogging like…

Are women human?

That’s just one of the titles shortlisted for The Bookseller‘s Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. The full list of candidates: I Was Tortured By…

The naked truth about English pronunciation

Sound Comparisons is one of those sites that makes you think there just might be something to this internet business. It contains recordings of a variety of words…

Signage

At a camping store: NOW IS THE WINTER OF OUR DISCOUNT TENTS

Font stars

FontShop has a nice offer for anyone wanting to freshen up their typeface collection. Called FontStars 2007, it includes 29 OpenType fonts from 14 foundries at a discounted…

Creative Commons

If you will glance down at the footer on this page (or follow the “about” or “policies” links) you will see that I have replaced my copyright notices…

Friday Roundup | Duly Quoted | Link Love

If Folly link with Elegance no man knows which is which …. – William Butler Yeats A reviewer’s rant: too many books The case for copy editing WordPress…

Semi-buzz

Recently there has been an uptick in talk about semicolons. Witness: Hooray for the ; I say! A subterranean semicolon! FANBOYS and the Semicolon Colbert on punctuation How…

Hotlinking and its discontents

Hot Linking: Process by which one links to an image stored on one site yet it appears on one or more other sites. If done without permission, this…

Mr. and Mrs. Right Reading at home

Just hanging out on President’s Day. from the New Yorker, February 11th & 18th, 2008 .

Refute vs. rebut

When it comes to copy editing, I’m not particularly strict — let the author have some personal style. We all use words a little differently. But one thing…

Business blogs

Awareness of blogging has by now reached even the ignorant upper management stratum of most organizations. Unfortunately, an awareness of how to do it has lagged behind the…

Selling chapters

So the digital age brings us full circle, back to the serial publishing of the Victorian era. Random House has announced that it will test selling books by…

Motion typography

This is brilliant.

Words fail …

via Hoefler & Frere-Jones

Lens blur

While waiting for the Super Tuesday results to come into focus, let’s spend another day on Photoshop before shifting gears to another of our topics. The other day…

Working with video in Photoshop

Russel Brown has an interesting sequence of tutorials on working with video in Photoshop. In part one he demonstrates combining two video sequences using a layer mask In…

Recognizing scam publishing offers

Ellen M. Kozak has written a nice summary at Wisconsin Lawyer about “Spotting the Publishing Scam.” You can read the full post there, but I think it’s worth…