art with code

2008-10-21

Adobe Reader 9

Adobe Reader 9 is actually not too bad. It's ahead of Preview.app and Evince, and nearly as good as kpdf, beating it in page rendering and text selection (kpdf's text selection is xpdf-level atrocious with a popup menu on top.) The things lacking in the Adobe Reader would be that the page thumbnails are ugly (WWID: render at 2x size, bilinear downscale) and the search is substandard (WWID: strip out all the crap, simplify, show results as you type, show a good-sized result snippet with the page number and the page thumb.)

But yeah, fast page rendering, good text selection, decent basic navigation.
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Built art installations, web sites, graphics libraries, web browsers, mobile apps, desktop apps, media player themes, many nutty prototypes, much bad code, much bad art.

Have freelanced for Verizon, Google, Mozilla, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Valve Software, TDK Electronics.

Ex-Chrome Developer Relations.