Archive for April, 2012

Only Few Brands

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Thinking buying somebody else’s stuff? A large part of our daily products goes back to only a few companies.

Animated Graph: How-to

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

In order to use the “dygraphs“, do the following:

  1. Prepare your values (for example, divide by 1.000.000; add “Date” to the right field, concatenate(Field-with-year,”-01-01″))
  2. Copy from Mac to Windows, insert into Excel, change date again to right format
  3. Save as CSV
  4. Replace “;” with “,”

Adobe Illustrator: Curly Brackets

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

a. Use the Symbol font. It has several parts of curly and straight braces and parentheses, designed to stack upon eachother with zero extra leading (or slightly less, if you want a smaller brace).

b. Put these into an Anchored object, anchored somewhere at an appropriate place, so its frame will always keep the same relative position to its text.

c. Well, it oughta look like this. On the left: a frame with three parts of a curly brace. In the middle: some random math. The top line “contains” the anchored object, as can be seen by the ¥ sign. On the right, the anchored object itself, positioned relatively to its anchor.