Here is the latest edition to our portfolio: A Live-Streaming Web Cam at The Dania Beach Bar & Grill.

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If you are interested in increasing your reach via social media and gaining major exposure for your business, feel free to contact us to discuss an installation. Social media sharing skyrockets when live content is integrated. Our hi-definition web-cameras stream wonderful video in real-time.

Creating Outlines for Fonts in Adobe Illustrator

ai1When sending Adobe Illustrator files to press, or to another designer / developer, missing fonts can waste time and be frustrating. Transforming fonts into vector shapes will eliminate this annoying issue. On Windows, [shift]-[ctrl]-“o” – shift , control key, and the letter “o”, will convert any fonts in your document to vector shapes or “outlines”. The results are the safest way to insure that vendors or individuals opening your documents won’t have the frustrating experience of missing fonts.

It is a good idea to “select all”, [CTRL] + “A”, prior to creating outlines – to make sure you have selected everything and don’t miss any fonts in your document. This shortcut has been around since early versions of Adobe Illustrator and will work in CS5 and most any version of the Adobe Creative Suite.

HOW TO CREATE OUTLINES IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
* SELECT ALL FIRST – [CTRL] + “A”

WINDOWS:
[SHIFT]+[CTRL]+O
TYPE MENU > CREATE OUTLINES

APPLE / MAC
[SHIFT]+[COMMAND]+[O]
TYPE MENU > CREATE OUTLINES

How to create outlines for fonts in Adobe Illustrator
On The right, you can see the font after it’s been turned into ‘outlines’ – you no longer need to include the font when you send this document to a vendor or another designer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see the selected text on the left – while it is still a font. Once selected and turned into ‘outlines’, the fonts become simple vector shapes – this eliminates the need to include the fonts when sending your finished file to vendors or other designers. If another designer or vendor needs to edit the text, it is a good idea to include the fonts with your document. Once a font has been turned into vector shapes, or ‘outlines’, you can no longer edit the text as you normally would. Creating outlines on an Adobe Illustrator document will raise the file size significantly – depending on the amount of text in your document.

The New Hog Pit NYC Web Site

Totally updated, the new site at www.hogpit.com went live yesterday. Complete with a content management system for the client, an e-commerce shopping cart and store, auto-posts to Facebook and more, the site is very robust and ready for social media channels! Building web sites for restaurants can be fast and fun if you know what you need. This site utilizes disqus for it’s comment system, has a very usable RSS feed, dynamic content updating, not to mention, awesome photos of food and interior shots by our friend Doug Schneider!

The owner of the Hog Pit NYC is a blogger and now he’s got his own blog at hogpit.com – keeping content fresh – PLUS, the posts automatically are posted directly to his facebook account – meaning that traffic is flowing!

Check out the site at http://www.hogpit.com