[d]online turns 5!

This January marks the quinquennial anniversary of [d]online. That means that for the past five years, I’ve been boring you with news, product reviews, sketches, design critiques, photologs, prose, poetry and whatever mental drivel I could conjure at 2am when I should be sleeping.

It’s a milestone year for me. My studio turned 10 (and the recipient of a shiny new identity), I’ve lived in NYC for over a decade and looking back at the early posts of [d]online certainly illustrates how much I’ve changed in the past five years. Thanks to my subscribers and commenters for keeping this blog relevant and for sharing your viewpoints by email and in person. I’d love to hear what you’d like to see in the next five years of the site. Also, five years is the “Wood Anniversary,” so send me something wooden.

Vector Scrollbars

I consistently needed a standard vector scrollbar for the browser in UI/UX mock-ups in Adobe Illustrator as I got tired of creating screenshots and tweaking lengths in Photoshop. If you do, too, grab this zip. It includes the CS4 .AI, .EPS and .PDF version of both the horizontal and vertical scrollbar. You’re welcome. I’m also thinking that someday it might be beneficial to create a vector version of the mouse hand and arrow, though I’m debating whether I should keep the stair-stepping of pixelation at that size, and how best to handle the drop shadows. If anyone has a suggestion, let me know what you think.

[d]online Up[d]ates

Two quick things in reference to my new [d]online typeface.

1. American Typographers: According to this site, put together by Luc Devroye, of the School of Computer Science at the esteemed McGill University in Montreal, I’m part of the American Type Scene and featured (less than prominently) on his New York City page:
devroye(by the way, the French example translates to “On the lap of the sorceress”)

2. MyFonts: I’m now listed on myfonts.com: