Maria Rogal

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WordPress Themes

have used a lot of WordPress themes. Some I have customized. Many I have not been happy with because when I got too far into them, I realized they either didn’t have the look and feel or the functionality I required. Some of these have been lauded as the best WordPress...
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WordPress

WordPress is by far my favorite open source CMS. There are several hosts that have a good reputation and are endorsed by WordPress.org. You will find them here. I have included recommendations on this site (just look under the category “web” and you will find them) from various...
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The Evolution of a Typeface: Coquette

An interesting overview by Mark Simonson on how this typeface evolved over years — for the better. It's hard to think sometimes that, in this fast paced world, things do take time.
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OpenType

OpenType® is a cross-platform font file format developed jointly by Adobe and Microsoft. The biggest advantages shared by all OpenType fonts are their single file structure, cross-platform compatibility, and advanced typographic functionality.
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Typographer's Glossary from Fontshop

Type Foundries

This post shares terminology related to typography. It also describes what type foundries are (past and present) and links to several respected type foundries and clearinghouses.
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Grid

InDesign Grid Script

Since CS3 there has been a script to help you make grids in InDesign, which are useful for print and screen. Since pretty much almost everything we do requires or benefits from a grid, it’s nice to be able to use this script to set up master guides and to work quickly....
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