PHP Font Writer

PHP font writer. uses GD and FreeType libraries to generate typefaces from truetype fonts.

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  1. ckollege says:

    Simple and useful. Didn’t find any better custom font solution more than 5 years after this article was published. Thanks a lot!

  2. steve says:

    I agree. This tool is quite awesome. I’m a going to borrow it. :)

  3. Christo says:

    After messing about in the graphic design business for several years, I realised that this was a tool that many template driven websites would benefit from. It saves having to slice photoshop renders and saves a call to the ‘web-designer-person’ if automated like it should be.

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Isometric Projection with JavaScript in HTML5 vs Flash and Actionscript

Recently I decided to build part of a game that used an isometric projection for displaying the game board using HTML5.
Dirty plagiarist that I am, I found an excellent (albeit very old) tutorial by Danko Kozar for doing this. However it was written in Actionscript. No bother – I just modified the code to work in HTML5. This meant I could more or less ignore the theory of how isometric projection works and just get down to the business of doing it. Porting the code was easy. As it says in the tutorial:

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Here’s the swf from Danko’s tutorial:
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