Image Metadata

While this is an aspect of a style guide (for the structure of the metadata itself), this is very much a devops document, for use and manipulation of metadata in publishing. The basic point is that certain kinds of information about an image file is most conveniently kept inside the file itself, accessed and manipulated ... Read more

Style Guides for Brands

Style guides are just that, guides or guidelines to maintain a particular style of presentation. Guides instruct on correct usage. They are essential for maintaining consistency of an organizations and brands presentation across various media. Because of a proliferation of media, as well as media-specific goals on the Internet (aka search and social discovery), style ... Read more

Contact Information – Style Guides

This Document Part of a Complete Set of Style Guides Purpose of Contact Information Document This Contact Information Document is for all textual communication including email, website and social media as well as all printed material. It is the single source for all communication internally and externally. All changes to the organizational contact information should ... Read more

Usability Style Guide

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Identity Style Guide

This Document Part of a Complete Set of Style Guides Purpose of Brand Style Guide This Brand Style Guide is for all brand communication including in email, website and social media as well as all printed material. This document is the source of typography, color palette, logo and other brand elements. This is the definitive ... Read more

Social Media Style Guide

A social media style guide is only necessary in a narrow technical sense, as much of what the other style guides include applies to external / public communication, of which social media is a mere element. However, it is always useful to have particular protocols and concrete guidelines so there is no confusion. Social Media ... Read more

Firefox Quantum Browser on Linux

Firefox is currently the best non-Google option for browsing, in terms of a fairly well-supported plugin/extension/add-on environment. It isn't perfect, and is a bit ugly at times, but is definitely faster/more stable than Chrome. If one values privacy, then Google products are simply not an option, though Firefox/Mozilla is not perfect by any means. Installing ... Read more

Thoughts on Amazon Echo Show

The new Amazon Echo Show looks great. Watching the video, it is striking that the interface appears so clean. This is obvious when using voice, since buttons don't really count. Also, the fact that this is not just a piece of hardware and natural language interface, these are applications being shown. In terms of video/voice ... Read more

WQHD Monitors

What appears to be a fantastic combination of features is the new WQHD monitors which are 3440x1440 at 110ppi. The diagonal size most popular is 34". This means software scaling is not required for display, and essentially it can provide about the same screen real estate as two 1920x1080 22" monitors (which have 100ppi). WQHD has 110ppi, and is nearly 5 million pixels (4,953,600) while two 1080p monitors are just over 4 million (4,147,200).

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