From 1994 to 1996 I worked for a PC game development company called Capstone in Miami Florida. I created characters, maps and environments for Witchaven, Witchaven 2 and Tekwar as well as a couple of ill fated projects.
It was the best education I’ve ever had. I learned how to build and fix computers. I learned to use 3D Studio and a lot of other advanced software and was exposed to a whole new world of computing. Oh…and I met William Shatner.
Here are a couple of characters I created.
The last step before a page goes to the printer
By John Potter
I don’t think most people realize how complicated things get once a page design has been approved and it’s time for the artist or designer to submit it to the printer.
Every printer has mechanical specifications that must be met in order for them to get your design onto the printed page. If you’re printing your own publication of course you can have a lot of control over this, but in magazine ads for instance you have to adhere to their standards.
A guide for website owners trying to decide whether or not CSS layout is right for them
By John Potter
What is CSS:
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets.
“Cascading” because if you use an external Stylesheet any changes you make to it will affect all pages using it.
“Style” because it controls the look or style of things, and
“Sheet” because the files are called “Stylesheets”.
If you haven’t already heard using CSS for laying out web pages rather than HTML tables is a big trend right now. I and many others have been using CSS to define styles of fonts and such for many years now, but controlling the actual page layout has, in the past, been done with HTML tags and tables. Now websites are moving to the use of CSS div tags to control layout.