Archive for April 4th, 2008

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Apr
08

IAB Ad Specs

I spent a couple of years producing banners before I’d even heard of the IAB. Who knew there was an Interactive Advertising Bureau that made up specs for online ads? It is quite helpful to get a sense of what should be industry standards. But doesn’t it always seem like every site makes up their own damn sizes, just because they can? “We need a 160×600, a 720×90 and a 319×831…12k…gif” Thanks.

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04
Apr
08

Lorem Ipsum Dolar Sit Amet…What?

It gets ugly when designers decide to type stupid things like ‘Why is Adam Dachis Mocking Me?’ instead of Latin text in PSDs. Unfortunately, I’ve had the pleasure of coming across the creative writings of designers on a live website, months later (proof that programmers don’t read the copy). It also gets ugly when you try and make up your own Latin/Greek text….”Lorem ipsum dolar sit amet…consecutive ..er..ahh..frigator..why does Adm Dachis hate me?”

When I do need some real good fake text, I always head straight to Lipsum.com – they have plenty of fake text for you to choose from and even have a generator that will create just the right amount of text. You may also be interested to know that “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..” is an actual line of text from the work, “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

04
Apr
08

Conducting Your Orchestra

I stumbled upon this interesting post on the life of a Producer at Fantasy Interactive, with a bunch of comments from fellow producers. “A good producer is like a great conductor, who can make every part of the orchestra perform in sync. You have to love the abuse, smile through it and reap the benefits when everything turns out right.” Amen.

Fantasy Interactive Producer




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