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Books to Read

Books to Read Design basics index - a graphic designer's guide to designing effective compositions, selecting dynamic components & developing creative conceptsThis is a great book for novice and experienced designers alike. You can learn from each page as the principles are explained in a very simple , but effective, ways. Jim Krause explains the Three C's of design: Composition, Components and Concepts Illustrator CS Accelerated - a visual guide in learning Adobe Illustrator CS. A lot of books have been sprouting similarly in the last few years.100 habits of successful graphic designers - insider secrets on working smart and staying creative.This is a must read if you are a graphic designer. No, I think this is just plain common sense. The concepts here are not for graphic designers only but for businessmen as well. This is a collection of what they have learned through experience, and as they say, experience is the best teacher. This is their way of telling…

Web Accessibility

Attending the four-day seminar on Web Site Design for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) served as a wake-up call for me, a web designer, to consider stuff that I treated as second priority.

Section 508 of the American Workforce Investment Act of 1998 requires that federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities. The Center for Information Technology Accommodation (CITA), in the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of Government-wide Policy, has been charged with the task of educating federal employees, and building the infrastructure necessary to support Section 508 implementation. Using this web site, federal employees and the public can access resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508.

This law, observed in the USA and many European countries, simply states that web sites should be accessible to PWDs as they are also contributing members of the society. Not doing so is punishable by la…

New Stuff in the Internet

Google has formally launched its desktop search application, after a comparatively short beta test period of just five months.

Version 1.0 of the desktop search application adds a number of new formats to the list of file types searched and addresses many of the privacy and security concerns raised after the release of the initial beta version last October. Check it out.

We are trying out Camtasia Studio version 2 to aid our DLSU Help Desk in making simple tutorial videos for network and dial-up guides. If it turns out to be alright, we will recommend it to admin so that we may buy a license. Here's the link to their website.

And finally, I have updated my website, digital restoration, you can now see some details of my photomosaics - for the uninitiated, mosaics are thousand of pictures carefully arranged to form another figure, oh, what am I saying, head on to my site because it is better explained visually.