9 04, 2012

Using the Free Social Media Vector Icon Set as a Source File for Other Icon Sets

By | 2017-06-16T13:03:49+00:00 April 9th, 2012|Categories: Web Development|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here a few examples of what you can do with just the fireworks png (un-flattened) vector file from my blog Free Social Media Vector Icon Set.  Please note these are mainly to showcase using the file as a source file for icon sets and the different levels of customization that could happen. Feel free to download them all and do what you’d like with them. Click here to download all social icon sets.


noise in background

words in background



No Background Colored

No Background

Round Styled

Round Color

Please Leave a comment if you’ve used these or if you’ve made a set out of these. I would love to see everyone’s ideas on how to deal with the ones I left black in the last set.  Also please leave a comment if there are any icons you would like to see added to the set.

6 01, 2012

Custom Fonts in Internet Explorer 9

By | 2016-11-18T14:24:47+00:00 January 6th, 2012|Categories: Cascade CMS|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

During recent projects, integrating fonts for the right look and feel has shown to be troublesome for Internet Explorer. After implementing a font file into a CSS file, Internet Explorer 9 would provide the following error and not show the embedded font:

CSS3114 @font-face failed OpenType embedding permission check. Permission must be Installable.

This error is listed on MSDN and states that:

 The font-face does not have permissions to install with the current webpage.

And to fix:

Obtain the correct permission or licenses for embedding the font.

The only help this really provided was narrowing my search results.  Luckily, I found a nifty program that can be run from the command prompt to correct this error in IE9.  Be aware however, as stated on the publishers download page:

Changing the embedding value does not give you license to distribute the fonts. You should only change this setting if you are the font creator, or something like that. Use at your own risk.

Download embed.exe

Program Useage:

  1. Download the executable and move to the desktop with a copy of the font file. (Alternatively, you can drop this in your Windows/system32 directory)
  2. Pull up a command prompt window.
  3. Navigate to the desktop within the prompt
  4. Execute by typing: embed.exe fontfilename.ttf
  5. Viola, your font should be ready to use in IE9.

More on Font Embedding from MSDN »