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Using a custom web fonts in *.svg

Posted: November 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Development, Tips and Tricks | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Like any vector graphic, SVG file can contain text. To declare your font just use a simple font-family attribute:

  1. <text fill="#51BBE3" font-family="'Your font-family'" font-size="60">‘Meow’ means ‘Woof’ in cat</text>

Everything is fine if you set a system font, but how to deal with custom fonts? Even if you have loaded your required font-family into the project and use

  1. <text fill="#51BBE3" font-family="'Your custom font-family'" font-size="60">‘Meow’ means ‘Woof’ in cat</text>

– this does not always work. For example, if your SVG file is embed in a html file – check it yourself:

HTML page with *.svg
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How to Take Great Photos to Promote your Property (in plain English)

Posted: September 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Creative Process, Tips and Tricks | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words – and in our case it’s the photographs that do the talking for you. If you work on creating print production like me, you know the significal role of photos. Except the overall quality of the design itself, photos used in an issue can impact the reader experience – in a good or bad way. At its best, photography can act with the rest of magazine’s layout elements, which are arranged to create a cohesive whole. And at its worst, low-quality shots can damage all the hard work the magazine designer has put into her ;) creation.

For me there are 3 main components of any well-done photo – composition, technical side and idea, they are a base of successful photography. Using this knowledge while taking your shots, you’ll be able to achieve better results.

– Good Light
The best times to take photos are early in the morning or late in the afternoon – natural light is the best and easiest one to take shots, the more if you are not a professional. You can measure this time by your own shadow – it should be longer then you are.

* This photo is taken during ‘golden hour’ – at the evening. The light just after sunrise and just before sunset is unlike any other light, photos taken this time for me are stunning.
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How to create amazing Instagram feed for business

Posted: May 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Tips and Tricks | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

If you look for promotion your business on socials, Instagram ranks high on the list. This app is all about the visuals. While using Instagram for business keep in mind that you should build a unified and recognizable brand identity.

Your Instagram feed is a reflection of what and why :) your company is. It’s all about being deliberate with your posts. Your brand colors and could they be highlighted in the feed, any graphical elements, photo filters, other effects to underline a company style – anything that creates aesthetic – works.

One more important point for me is a great picture. Good by quality, interesting by subject photos should be your priority.

So how to build amazing Instagram feed look?

Let’s do a research for the BJL travel agency.

1. Establish a consistent theme.

Instagram account should be the same style as all of the branded materials — such as website, logo and marketing collateral. A big part of understanding your brand also means that you need to remember who your audience and what type of content is the most preferred.
I produced such set of elements (keeping in mind that the company slogan is ‘travelling over the world with compatriots’):
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How to bundle an Angular app for production to non-root path

Posted: March 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Development, Tips and Tricks | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Bundling steps are pretty easy.. till you do it yourself for the first time :)

1. Start with the development build:

ng build ––prod

2. By default files will be placed in the ‘dist’folder of your angular project:

angular files
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The right scrum meeting

Posted: February 21st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Effective Management | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

The scrum meeting is the up-to 15 minute meeting (to keep the discussion brisk but relevant) that makes product development team work more productive and efficient.
Well organized scrum meetings can become an invaluable tool for keeping the development process on track. Run badly scrums are expensive waste of everyone’s time.

The right scrum meeting

See below some tips and tricks to help your scrum meeting run like a lean, mean and effective machine. Feel free to use these points as your reminder:
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