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A pet peeve of mine as a designer is bad kerning. I mean it! I see bad kerning ALL THE TIME even in high-end designs and marketing materials. There’s no excuse; it’s really quite easy to do right. Here’s a simple guide to save the world of typography from this heinous crime.

A pet peeve of mine as a designer is bad kerning. I mean it! I see bad kerning ALL THE TIME even in high-end designs and marketing materials. There’s no excuse; it’s really quite easy to do right. Here’s a simple guide to save the world of typography from this heinous crime.

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Photoshop users: Download GuideGuide now!
This FREE guide/layout plug-in for Photoshop CS4/CS5 is a must. Check out Smashing Magazine’s post for ideas and info on how it might be useful to ya.

Photoshop users: Download GuideGuide now!

This FREE guide/layout plug-in for Photoshop CS4/CS5 is a must. Check out Smashing Magazine’s post for ideas and info on how it might be useful to ya.

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Save your chain… I did

Motorcycle people: I can attest that converting to Dupont’s Teflon Chain Saver lube has completely changed how I maintain my motorcycle’s chain drive.

On my 2005 FZ1, much like other chain-driven bikes I’ve owned, I had to clean & lube the chain about every 250-350 miles and actually adjust chain tension about every 500-600 miles. Since I’ve been exclusively using Dupont’s Teflon Chain Saver lube and accompanying degreaser I’ve now switched to lubing the chain every 350-450 miles and I’m not having to adjust the chain except every 1500-2000 miles. I’m riding just as aggressively, so I can only assume the cleaner and lube combined are doing a better job of cleaning and reducing friction, so the chain’s stretching less.

I’m certainly not complaining at the added chain life, and the sprockets seem to be just as happy. It’s available online via Amazon as well as Walmart and a few other retailer.

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Fix those browser plug-ins

Tip of the week: With ever-increasing security hacks on web browsers (read the latest Flash exploit to Gmail), Mozilla FireFox recommends you check your plug-ins with their auto-detect tool often. This’ll make sure all your browser plug-ins are up-to-date — especially Adobe Flash! On many computers these plug-ins are shared between browsers, so once you update, technically all your browsers will be up-to-date and more secure. :D

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Tips for Fostering your creativity

Though fostering creativity is a mixture of common sense and personal preference, check out this 12-Step Guide to Fostering Creativity if you get stuck in a rut.

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Thank you Mike! All of us in Creative Services always have this crap to deal with. Viewers skip to :60 to see start of video. Thanks to Terrell at creativebits for the link.