Carla Izumi Bamford - Designer & Developer

5 High Quality Fonts For Professional Design, Vol. 4

Code

Code

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Code is a very minimal sans-serif font with two variations “Code Light” and “Code Bold”. It is a very modern font that is readable at any size. It is applicable for any type of graphic design, web, print, motion graphics, etc. Code is available for free download at Fontfabric type foundry.

Bodini

Aileron

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Wrote a bit about Bodini on one of my previous posts, 5 High Quality Fonts For Professional Design, Vol. 1. It is a serif font with a interesting contrast and shapes, and it is still influential to modern fonts just like Didot. Bodini license can be purchased Linotype.

PlayStation Fonts

PlayStation

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Going a little off topic, PlayStation font is kind of a replica font of the original PlayStation font. I guess it would be a “fun” to add some random fonts to the post, change of pace. Sometimes I’m a gamer and for a while, PlayStation has been one of my favourite game console. 😀 (I might have went for PlayStation VR if it appeared a little bit earlier though.)

Sango

Sango

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Sango is a font with the kind of image I have in my mind when “typography” and “glitch art” are combined together. Resulting in some interesting composition, it just differs from any other common fonts and that naturally makes it one of my favourite font.

Ubuntu

Ubuntu

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Ubuntu is the default font for a Linux distribution named Ubuntu OS. Ubuntu meant to be a general purpose font, and in particular, I love the simple almost minimalist shape of the characters. I think Linux is a great open source operating system, so naturally I like its font too. Ubuntu font is licensed under the Ubuntu Font Licence.

17/08/2016

How To Obtain The Total Download Count Of WordPress Plugins And Themes

So sometime in 2015 or 2016 WordPress launched a plugin and theme directory with added new features. Anyway, some old features were removed during its redesign process and so the “Total Download Count” was replaced with “Active Installs”. I do like the “Active Installs” being displayed on the new directory, but I wasn’t expecting the “Total Download Count” to be removed but it got removed anyway. However, I did found the an alternative method to show the “Total Download Count” using Plugin and Theme Download Count and WP Tally.

Plugin and Theme Download Count

Plugin And Theme Download Count

Plugin and Theme Download Count displays the total download count for one or more defined WordPress Plugins and/or Themes hosted on wordpress.org.

  • It displays the “Total Download Count” of any WordPress plugins and themes listed on the plugin setting page.
  • It displays the live count rather than just static count.
  • The “Total Download Count” can be displayed by simply using the shortcode on any WordPress generated page including widget areas.

WP Tally

WP Tally

WP Tally is a side project launched by Easy Digital Downloads that displays the total download count for plugins and themes attached to any WordPress.org username.

  • Displays the total download count of all plugins and themes attached to any WordPress.org username.
  • There is a plugin WP Tally Connect and API that can be used to emb in apps.
  • It can be customised just like Plugin and Theme Download Count but basically when used as a tool, it doesn’t require any website. or any CMS at all.
  • Shows separate list of the total download count for each plugins and themes.
03/08/2016

5 High Quality Fonts For Professional Design, Vol. 3

№1 Helvetica

Helvetica

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Helvetica is a simple contemporary sans-serif font, and also one of the all-time classic. It is one of my favourites because of the “serious but friendly” design. Helvetica is both classic and modern, timely and timeless. Oh and it even has its own self-titled documentary film.

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03/07/2016