New Magic Source

Addresses new and interesting links to other sites (not listed on the Genii website) that merit attention.

Postby Guest » 07/23/07 01:14 AM

What do you think of http://www.newmagicsource.com?

I think it looks like it has a lot of potential!

-Dave
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Postby Matthew Field » 07/23/07 03:37 AM

Originally posted by David Christopher:

I think it looks like it has a lot of potential!
You would! You designed the website and have your photo posted there.

Doesn't that make you a bit biased?

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Postby Guest » 07/23/07 08:50 PM

hahaha, I know I like it, but constructive criticism is what I'm after.

I hope that people will give me honest opinions and help me grow.

If it sucks, tell me, if you have suggestions, tell me. I'm not looking for a pat on the back.

I like to support the magic community any way i can.
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Postby Guest » 07/24/07 02:41 AM

Originally posted by David Christopher:
hahaha, I know I like it, but constructive criticism is what I'm after.
Well if you had said that in your first post, rather than try and shill the site, you probably would get better responses.
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Postby Rick Schulz » 07/24/07 09:48 AM

You have a mix of styles and fonts, which gives it a jumbled look (in my humble opinion). And the font for the magic tricks are almost unreadable. I would suggest that you select one style and one font, and eliminate the "Jackson Pollock" font.

Good luck!
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Postby Guest » 07/24/07 02:07 PM

Please take Rick's advice. Use AT MOST two typefaces, one for text and the other for titles.

There is a tendency in desktop publishing for tyros to use as many typefaces as possible on a single page. This is called "ransom note publishing," because it looks like words have been cut and pasted from various printed sources.

Your page has an appearance of that kind.

Yellow on black is easier to read than white on black.
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Postby Guest » 07/24/07 02:29 PM

This is called "ransom note publishing," because it looks like words have been cut and pasted from various printed sources. [/QB]
I've not heard that phrase before. It's brilliant!
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Postby Guest » 07/26/07 10:00 AM

Thank you for your suggestions. My apologies if it looked like I was trying to "shill the site". It wasn't my intention.

I was just trying to leave a little note that didn't look like a blatant advertisement. Advertising on forums will getchya kicked off. I was kicked off of Magic Cafe for a post like this.

The expression, "ransom note publishing", is quite funny and a valid point. I'll be fixing it this week.

Thank you for the sound advice. It means a lot to me.
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Postby Guest » 07/29/07 04:38 PM

You are welcome. I first heard that phrase about 20 years ago from a friend of mine who ran a Desktop Publishing special interest group for the Houston Area League of PC users.

It really stuck with me.
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Postby Guest » 07/30/07 06:35 AM

the rule is no more than two different font styles. you can get away with three if the for instand
two fonts are serif or non-serif.

You learn a lot about designing ad for newspapers when you have little space or even how to make
classified ads stand out.
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Postby Guest » 08/01/07 11:24 PM

I've put in a substitute font for know, I've got a friend of mine, with talents in graphic design, working on a font... Couldn't find one I like.

it's gonna be uniform and anti-"ransome note publishing" haha.
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Postby Guest » 08/27/07 08:55 PM

Hey guys,

Been a while. Computer was thwarted with spyware. I just did an interview with David Roth.

http://www.newmagicsource.com/Interviews6
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