Archive for December, 2015

My journey to becoming a graphic designer

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

When I began my career in graphic design (about 25 years ago), I started as a part-time typesetter, having come from a secretarial background and with minimal word-processing experience let alone graphics skills.

At first, I worked on typesetting machines (Compugraphic—if my memory serves me) using a keyboard to set type for the classified section of a weekly motorcycle news magazine, local TV advertiser and editorial for monthly magazines.

Most of the time, we used only one typeface (Helvetica) in a few styles and all the text was typeset using a set of rules. This was back in the day when, as typesetters, we used predefined function keys that added the code for the different fonts being used (<ft145> through to <ft149> being the ones I remember most). (more…)

Happy New Year 2016!

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Kaz Design Works wishes you a Happy, Healthy & Successful New Year for 2016

What’s new in WordPress 4.4

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

WordPress 4.4, named Clifford after jazz singer Clifford Brown, was released on December 8th and on Friday I did a whole bunch of updates for clients who have purchased my WordPress update and maintenance packages. Everything went smoothly as usual (except for one theme that changed it’s font family), but some plugins had not yet been updated by their respective developers, so these will need doing later.

I was interested to see what’s new with Version 4.4 so I had a quick peek. (more…)

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

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