Saturday, August 19, 2006

More more and more color tools

So many color tools that almost sickens me :-D.

Color Scheme resources, online and offline

I was trying to find a way to find a right color scheme in an organized way instead of random testing color. I eventually found this downloadable web based tool called "Color Scheme 2" which pretty much does my job. And the best part is that I can even put it in my Pocket PC! Although I have to say that it's pretty darn slow on my Pocket PC.

Other online color scheme resources:
- EasyRGB
- A bunch of color Tools online
- Pallette Test
- Color Palette Generator : Generate color palette based on a photo
- Color Palette Creator : Inspirated by this create palette article

Suitcase 9.2 truly is portable

Just found out that Suitcase 9.2 true is portable! I create several set of font group on my home machine while the whole Suitcase 9.2 application is on my removable harddisk. I unplugged the harddisk and plugged it to my note, and found that all of my font groups are still there. This is awesome because that means wherever I go I got the same set of font group I organized.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Suitcase for Windows - Using font without comittment

I found it amazing cool that Extensis Suitacse 9.2 is actually portable friendly. Now I can have a font set in my removable harddisk, and access thse fonts wherever I go! Sure, it has problem preview the current system fonts, but all I care is the ease of accessing fonts on my USB HD, and for that it works good.

BTW, it's always a good idea to restart an application before using it after a set of font was activated, otherwise the font on the app will act strange.

As I expected, Suitcase has problem dealing with Chinese fonts, particularly:

- It does not work with Chinese .TTC (Font Collection).
- It cannot recognize Chinese font name, and display a blank name instead. And it even has problem loading more than one Chinese font since it sees all these attempteed to be added fonts with the same name, BLANK. There are some fonts that work though. Strange.

So I guess I need to find some way to rename a font and heck to make it work. Once a chinese font is being activiated, it works pretty well, though.