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(Picture of a tiny cow hanging from the beak of a giant chicken)
“If there is no skill, there is no technique. If there is no technique, there is no expressivity. If there is no expressivity, there is no art.”

CJK typography they never taught you


  • Why underlines are not visual formatting
  • The honorific full-width space
  • The traditional CJK pilcrow


  • The fullwidth space as a basic typographic unit
  • The honorific line break
  • Honorific outdents
  • The standard paragraph indent
  • Beyond kinsokushori
  • Vertical CJK text that runs from left to right

Standards gone wrong


Mere semantics

Mistranslations and misunderstandings

  • CJK, ME, and “Asian”
  • What are italics?

My CS6 review, or something like that

  • Adobe InDesign CS6 and ebooks, round 2
  • Adobe InDesign CS6 and ebooks, round 1
  • Adobe applications “dans” français
  • First impressions of Adobe InDesign CS6 on the Creative Cloud

Off topic

  • Setting up L-invoice
  • The end of the original Facebook metaphor
  • Turning a table “sideways” with CSS
  • User experience as an organization’s image
  • The alleged SEO benefits of webfonts
  • Foreign brand names