• Gaming mice - also for designers

    Razer hardware is notorious amongst the PC gamer communities as essential "1337" hardware. Not only do… [more]

    Gaming mice - also for designers Gaming mice - also for designers

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Z-index Youtube Embed Fix

I ran into an old bug when I added the page-following script to the navigation on the Milkdrop page. The embedded flash videos were covering up the navigation, masking it and rendering the following script useless.

Bugs to fix this have been around for a while, but Youtube has released a new embed code.

Youtube comment voting ‘feature’

Have you ever ‘thumbed up’ a comment on Youtube? Did you know if you re-visit that comment 6 hours later you will be able to thumb it up again – even if it’s your own comment? I was hesitant to discuss this because I knew Youtube was rolling out a new layout. Well, the new Youtube is here yet the bug is still present.Youtube voting up button

This isn’t something new. I’ve known about this for almost a year now, yet I didn’t realize how obscure this knowledge was until I tried googling it. You may ask, “What’s the point?” Well, some people are paid through Google’s Partner program which is connected to their Youtube Channel. Depending on the popularity of a video someone can drive their comment to the ‘top comments’ box on a video. Ultimately this would drive more users to their channel. If that user has an autoplaying video which they uploaded as their default channel media, then that means the view count gets a hit.

Font-smoothing: the good and the bad

What is font smoothing? Font smoothing, also known as clear-type, is a rendering method for showing text on your screen. Your computer will perform a sort of anti-aliasing on letters to make them seem rounded and less pixelated (see left image).

This can be a nightmare for people who are visually impaired. It’s a double-nightmare if the fonts are serif. Albeit, not all fonts are the same and not every computer is the same. Some people actually prefer font smoothing.

Gaming mice – also for designers

Razer hardware is notorious amongst the PC gamer communities as essential “1337″ hardware. Not only do gaming mice look futuristic, but they are extremely accurate and fast. I just recently purchased a Razer Molten Naga(see left photo) and this mouse has made even my internet surfing more efficient.

How would this apply to design software? The Molten Naga has 17 buttons total, all of which are completely customizable to do practically anything. The secret is in AutoHotKey software, a freeware program that lets you change any mouse or keyboard button into a command. One such use is having the ability to change brush sizes with your thumb.