Another great resource that I’ve recently begun to use is Google’s Web Fonts service. Much like FLIR (outlined below), Google Web Fonts allows you to replace a specific text element in your site with one of their freely-hosted and much better-looking fonts. Check it out, it’s extremely easy to implement, and can bring a much more professional look to any site.
Today I’ve implemented FLIR (pronounced “fleer”) which exists just to make some of the text look better on my site. It’s pretty sweet, and very easy to implement. FLIR stands for “Face Lift Image Replacement, and basically what it does is assign the font of your choosing (in TrueType format) to any element on your page that you specify (Just make sure you’re using a font that allows you to use it on your website). As you can see, I’ve got it set to replace the H2 (article headers) on my page with a nice headline font, saving me from having to create images for each one!
Over the last several weeks I’ve been working with Destiny Wenzel on the final tweaks and bug fixes on her new website. One of the bugs has had me beating my head into a wall (figuratively) because, as a photographer, Destiny wants her photos to look sharp and really showcase her work, but a few of the photos were showing some white spots where there should be solid black color. VERY bad looking, and very annoying to try and troubleshoot!
This week I had the fun task of setting up an MPLS connection between my company’s Charlotte NC and Columbia SC offices, and I was shocked at how simple it is.