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Giambattista Bodoni

Giambattista Bodoni

Font Designer – Giambattista Bodoni

Giambattista Bodoni – born 16. 2. 1740 in Saluzzo, Piedmont, Italy, died 30. 11. 1813 in Parma, Italy – engraver, type designer, typographer, printer, publisher.1758–66: typesetter in the Vatican’s Propaganda Fide printing works. 1766: the Duke of Parma invites Bodoni to set up an run a printing works. 1768: begins working in the Stamperia Reale. 1770: opens his own type foundry. 1771: publishes his first typographical contribution “Fregi e Majuscole”. 1782: Charles III of Spain names Bodoni his court typographer. 1788: the book “Manuale Tipografico” is published, containing 100 roman, 50 italic and 28 Greek minuscule fonts. 1790: the Duke of Parma gives Bodoni permission to open his own printing works, Tipi Bodoni. The first books to be published are volumes of Greek, Roman and Italian classics. 1806: “L’Oratio Dominica in CLV linguas versa” is produced, set in 215 typefaces. 1818: Bodoni’s widow completes and publishes her late husband’s mighty “Manuale Tipografico” in two volumes, a witness to Bodoni’s entire creative working life. It contains roman, Greek, gothic, Asian and Russian fonts, and lines, borders, symbols, numbers and musical notation. 1963: the Bodoni Museum is opened in Parma.

via Giambattista Bodoni – Font Designer of Bodoni.

Happy New YearThank you for your business in 2013.
We look forward to serving you again in the New Year and wish the best for you and your family.

We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website for Jill Wight and her Chic Classic Collections. Jill is the industry leader in designing camera bags specifically for women photographers, and now she’s turned her expertise to a line of classic bags designed to carry and protect all your personal electronics and more.

Visit her at http://www.jillewight.com/news/ to get  $10.00 off any bag pre-order

Welcome to the Hello Design Family, Jill!

Cyber Monday Website Special

December 2 – December 31, 2013

5 Page Joomla 3 or WordPress Website

Includes: Custom Designed Responsive Template or Theme, a Contact Form, Image Gallery or Slideshow.
You can update your website yourself without knowing any programming. (if you don’t want to do your own updates we’ll be pleased to do them for you, we have maintenance packages available)

Special Price only $350. (regular price $725.)
- this special pricing is for a basic text and image, brochure style website.

Need hosting as well? For an additional $49. you’ll receive 1 year of web hosting, Unlimited Disk Space, Unlimited Monthly Data Transfer, Unlimited E-mail Accounts, 1 Domain Name Registration, MySQL Database, Friendly Support, Webstats, Green Hosting and more! (this $49. price is for your first year of hosting all subsequent years are billed at $120.)

This hosting price is only applicable with the Cyber Monday Website Special listed above.

 

Is Anyone Else Having Problems With YouTube?

For the longest time now, we haven’t been able to play YouTube video. Vimeo works fine. No problems with other streaming media. Just YouTube. Click on a video and that dreaded An error has occurred. Please try again later message was the result. The standard fixes didn’t work. Nobody keeps their software more up to date than we do. Our internet connection is faster than 80% of connections world wide. We have been stumped for months.

The solution? Well, it turns out that Google doesn’t like the DNS servers our ISP uses. They want us to use the Google public DNS servers. The fix was simple. Simply change the DNS servers in your TCP/IP properties to the Google ones and viola! YouTube again!

For those of you that know how to do this, the server addresses are:

The Google Public DNS IP addresses (IPv4) are as follows:

  • 8.8.8.8
  • 8.8.4.4

The Google Public DNS IPv6 addresses are as follows:

  • 2001:4860:4860::8888
  • 2001:4860:4860::8844 (Copy and paste these, because the colons are important. Not every device supports IPv6, but as long as you change the IPv4 addresses, you should be fine.)

For Those not so expert, here are the complete instructions:

If you use a router, you can change the router’s settings to use these servers too, and that will cover every connected device. Consult your individual router’s manual.

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