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An Open Letter to the Great Canadian Oil Cange

To whom it may concern, (formal, eh?)

I am writing to express my disdain for the recent sloppy and soulless corporate rebranding of The Great Canadian Oil Change.

I have been a customer of GCOC for as long as I have been driving and chose you above your competitors with a similarly high standard of service quality because your logo and brand identity spoke to me. Your previous logo was a timeless classic; a highly inspired design harkening back to the golden era of automobiles with a modern and sleek twist. Warm colours and smooth curves, with just the right amount of visual complexity to make it interesting without being noisy. With the maple leaf oil drop adorning the top, no image could have been more emblematic of the “Great Canadian Oil Change” than that logo. It told a story, it exuded personality and trustworthiness. It was simply a great design.

Compare that to what you have replaced it with. A god-forsaken red rectangle with bold cap pseudo-Futura font and the Valvoline icon slapped on top. It’s the most hollow, meaningless, and utterly disappointing rebrand I have personally ever seen.

There is no bigger ego-dick move than to buy out a classic and beloved brand and ham-fistedly paint over it with your frankly boring and passe corporate colours.
My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined.

Carter D. Lovelace

Krotorscript Regular – My Very Own Font Face!

Look upon this page in wonder as you enjoy the glorious scrawlings of mine own hand:

KrotorScript Regular

The Brand Spankin’ New font from *yours truly*
You can try the font out for yourself! Just leave a lil comment for me in the section down below..

(yes, my handwriting is this childish)

Click to download (.RAR)

Knick-Knack: The Steel Defender

The trusty companion of Servo the Gnomish Artificer (full name Servo Sprocket Springfoot Seebo Silor), Knick-Knack is a truly trusty companion!

A Steel Guardian crafted from the collected weapons of myriad and sundry dungeon-dwelling denizens (a surprising number of scimitars I might add). Not exactly the filigree familiar one might expect of a seasoned artificer, but a hearty machine nonetheless.

He’s a friendly little spring-heeled chap but certainly won’t hesitate to cleave you in twain, should you threaten his master or his humble gang of misfits.

Creature Sheet:

The CSS-Only Webpage

Recently, while in the shower, I was contemplating how versatile CSS has become compared to how it used to be. I thought about how the appearance and even behaviour of a website can be changed so utterly as to be unrecognizable without its bespoke stylesheet. Then I had another thought. An idea really, and a rather silly one:

What if I were to create a webpage using ONLY Cascading Style Sheets?

Well, a stylesheet is somewhat of a code parasite; it can’t live independently and must always exist inside a host body in order to function (in this case, it’s the host head). So that’s what I limited myself to. The head, shoulders, knees, and toes of an HTML document with nothing else inside it. Save for the meta tags in the head, this document is completely barren. Without the sheet, you’d be faced with a completely blank white page with nary a stray bracket to its name.

But enough blathering about my nonsense! You want to see what I did, right? I mean, I can’t imagine you’d have read this far without being at least a LITTLE curious…

Anyway, here you go. Click the button below to view my experiment!

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P.S. the background colour is #00beef. That made me chuckle.

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