Spilled Tea on my Laptop Keyboard

If you didn’t already know, liquids on your computer = disaster. Luckily I was using a travel mug with a lid so only a ounce or two seeped into the keyboard of my laptop. I called/ e-mailed around and the average quote I was receiving was around $200-300. I thought it would be best to get a second opinion and after negotiating with various companies over the cost of the repair I decided to go to the apple store at Pacific Center. I definitely won’t go anywhere else, it cost $70 to replace the board and $40 for installation, and they were genuinely nice! I will definitely not go to irepair,  VCV computer repair (on commercial drive) or Futureshop.  So if your mac breaks down just go to the Apple store, who better to repair it then those who sell/distribute apple products exclusively.

WordPress Plugins – Alternatives to “FancyBox”

Recently I just tried using the plugin “fancy-box” a warning to all, it does NOT work in IE, a good alternative is PrettyPhoto. It looks exactly the same but works in Firefox, safari, chrome, and IE.

I found this out from a pretty good forum > http://forum.bytesforall.com/showthread.php?t=6774

So far I have used this plugin on Robert Humphreys website, which is still underdevelopment.

Smashing Network “What Font Should I Use?”: Five Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces

Awesome article from Smashing Magazine

For many beginners, the task of picking fonts is a mystifying process. There seem to be endless choices — from normal, conventional-looking fonts to novelty candy cane fonts and bunny fonts — with no way of understanding the options, only never-ending lists of categories and recommendations. Selecting the right typeface is a mixture of firm rules and loose intuition, and takes years of experience to develop a feeling for. Here are five guidelines for picking and using fonts that I’ve developed in the course of using and teaching typography. (more…)