Entries Tagged as 'Cygwin'

Using PEAT To Create Seizureless Web Animations

April 2nd, 2017 by zoltan · No Comments

Photosensitive Epilepsy should be a concern to anyone creating any type of animated media. As a matter of fact, in order to pass WCAG Level A, a web page cannot “contain anything that flashes more than three times in any one second period, or the flash is below the general flash and red flash thresholds”. Testing this requirement may seem a little daunting at first, but luckily there is a free tool called PEAT that web developers can use to test if their animations and videos can cause an epileptic attack. This blog post talks about how to use PEAT, what it’s limitations are, and how to work around them.

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Tags: accessibility · animation · Color · Cygwin · Uncategorized

Installing Cygwin and FontForge for Windows

February 27th, 2011 by zoltan · 50 Comments

FontForge, as far as I can tell, is the best free font editing and conversion tool available for all operating systems. The problem is, the average user may have difficulty getting it to work under Windows. Because a lot of web designers out there may not be familiar with UNIX command shells and Cygwin, I have written this blog post to help.

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Tags: @font-face · converting · Cygwin · FontForge · Fonts

Converting @font-face Fonts Quickly In Any OS

February 20th, 2011 by zoltan · 21 Comments

I love experimenting with web fonts, but using the hodgepodge of free and open source desktop tools to convert them manually is time consuming. This inspired me to write a command line tool that would convert them all at once and create the CSS code like Font Squirrel’s generator. The result is a shell script that uses FontForge, Batik and Readable Web’s EOTFast to do the heavy lifting.

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Tags: @font-face · converting · CSS · CSS3 · Cygwin · FontForge · Fonts