First for the fun part: I now have white-backed artist proof cards for all 3 of my Magic 2012 releases. The cards from this set can be picked up here, and a listing of all Magic: the Gathering proofs here.
And now for the less-exciting part. I made a number of changes to my site back in early May, as I extracted it from within Daydream Graphics. Since then I've made a number of tweaks to the site which in software terms would result in a new version number. Some of them are minor (tweaked logo), some of them are functional, and some are design-related. A few highlights:
• Reduced shipping costs: Finally I have a good, accurate postal scale, and the ability to print 1st class shipping postage. This means I have dropped the rate for lightweight items from $5 down to $3, so you should be able to pick up multiple prints or proof cards and not go over a pound. This also reduced the cost of shipping lightweight items internationally.
• +1: If you have a Gmail or other Google account (which is a lot of you), and you like anything anywhere on the site, consider clicking the +1 button I've added to the social bar at the bottom. It's a free and quick way you can show your support for the site or my work, which will help folks find their way here easier. More about Google's +1 button here. You can always Tweet or FB Share anything on the site, too, and they're all great ways to say, "Thanks Randy, that was pretty cool."
• Pretty font: The biggest of the cosmetic updates, the entire site now renders in Myriad, which I've used in my logo text, and on my prints and other promotional materials for a long time. Unified branding FTW. Thanks to Typekit for getting the web out of Arial/Verdana/Times hell.
• Sidebar: Being that this blog page is fairly long, I've tried to make good use of the sidebar, putting useful or interesting things. I've added and removed items over time as I've found them more or less useful. You may notice that I've begun a list of frequently-visited or referred to pages. Posts on the site are only "fresh" for a month or so and then they dip onto Page 2 and beyond, and who ever goes back to read old blog posts anyway? So I've dug up some posts that were meant to have a longer shelf-life and put them on the left there.
That's all the nuts-and-bolts for today. Thanks for caring to read it!
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