Alfred Xing

Alfred Xing

Student at the University of British Columbia Joined over 4 years ago via an invitation from Dave T.

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  • Posted to Site prototype: Brick, in reply to Andy Smith , Nov 13, 2014

    Hmm, that's interesting. It's hosted on GitHub Pages, so it should be quite stable. It's up for me right now.

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  • Posted to Site prototype: Brick, in reply to Tanner Christensen , Nov 12, 2014

    Thanks for the compliments and feedback! I'll be redesigning the catalogue page and adding about and documentation pages as well (I assume from your comments that you were browsing the current live site).

    The new font catalogue will take the same card style as what's on the new home page (Dribbble link). Each font will have its own custom-made specimen with loads of different colours.

    I love the suggestion of making the site and copy more human and purposeful. The phrase "webfonts that actually look good" has been Brick's 'slogan' since the very beginning so I'm a bit reluctant to change it, but I'm always open to suggestions and yours seems like a great alternative. Testimonials seem like an interesting idea; even a list of sites/companies using Brick would be nice for sure.

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  • Posted to Site prototype: Brick, in reply to Tierney Cyren , Nov 12, 2014

    Thanks for the feedback!

    No, they're not aligned. I experimented with just repeating the header as the footer, but it seemed a bit weird. Any alternative ideas for the footer?

    I definitely forgot about the mission part. I'll add it in as another section.

    And speaking of the features, what additional features do you like about Brick?

    Oh, and thanks for using Brick! I really appreciate it.

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  • Posted to Mac OS X Yosemite, Jun 03, 2014

    Is it just me or are the window close/maximize buttons too close to the edge and content for some apps (Messages, for example)?

    Otherwise looks pretty good!

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  • Posted to Show your portfolio, May 29, 2014

    Here's mine: http://alfredxing.com Forever a work in progress.

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  • Posted to Show your portfolio, in reply to Joe Barber , May 29, 2014

    I made it to the bottom of your website and all I got was this stupid Mailto link

    Yep. Looks great!

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  • Posted to Brick — Webfonts that actually look good, in reply to Ramzi Shatara , Mar 17, 2014

    Note that the 300KB is probably the maximum size of all the fonts in the catalogue. I'm using EB Garamond in the previews, which is one of the largest fonts in terms of size.

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  • Posted to Brick — Webfonts that actually look good, in reply to Nathan Manousos , Mar 17, 2014

    If you're on a Mac (I'd assume most people here are), all fonts are rendered pretty well.

    But on Chrome in Windows: http://imgur.com/a/QVIho

    Note: That's not my screenshot, someone else kindly shared it.

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