As of late I’ve been trying to learn how to design well. I went thru a suite of Robin Williams books and started doing a few projects. I’m decent at black and white and eager to learn the intracacies of color.

That’s why I was blown away when I received my copy of Literary Machines (Yes, I am a Ted Nelson fanboy). The printed invoice and postcard that came with was done with incredibly beautiful typography and layout. I can only imagine what their hypertexts might look like were they free from the restraints of these media.

Where’s our CSS future?

I hoped CSS would solve these problems, but I’m afraid I was wrong. Maybe it’s a lack of font support or anti-aliasing browsers. All I know is I can’t wait for the day when web pages are just as beautiful, if not more, than printed works.

Speaking of Eastgate, I can’t wait to play with Tinderbox but I’ve made a pact with myself not to buy it until they come out with an OS X version. It’s hard to keep because I keep thinking of new things to use it for (run this weblog, LogicError, keep track of the books I’ve read and am reading, etc.).

posted May 05, 2002 02:34 PM (Personal) #


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