[thelist] hard won vector art tip...

Mike Migurski mike at cloudfactory.org
Mon Nov 13 12:34:44 CST 2000

woah, what was he SMOKING??? 1200dpi, newspaper-spread-sized monitors? I
have two 1280x1024 screens in front of my face here, and it's hard enough
to follow the mouse around when I lose my train of thought. Jakob makes
some pretty bold claims about the "need" for such a massive hardware
upgrade, yet he makes no arguments for *why* they're necessary or *how*
incorporating these assumptions into a UI design will make it perfect, and
indeed seems to contradict most of his other columns which focus on
simplicity and low bandwidth as a virtue.


>This old Jakob column is probably relevant:
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>Subject:  RE: [thelist] hard won vector art tip...
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>> [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Jason Belec
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>> Subject: Re: [thelist] hard won vector art tip...
>> Uh-huh, apparently you are unaware how poorly 72 or 96dpi text prints at
>> such an increased resolution. In order to render this kind of quality on a
>> page or screen you have to have the information first. Neither present CRT
>> or web-standard resolutions comply, nor do current web graphics. I
>> personally love the idea, however it will require considerably more RAM,
>> from everyone, and the use of real font technology like Adobe's. I wonder
>> how they compare to my Cinema Displays?
>And all of this, of course, ignores the entertaining
>prospect of a concomitant 16-fold increase in
>image file sizes on the web, and the bandwidth and
>speed effects thereof.
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