info object is split between two lines.
I use a color scheme that goes beyond my own (private) syntax-highlighting
#ff5599 (light pink) for keyword1,
#2aff2a (vivid lime green) for variable names,
#ff7f2a (vivid orange) for punctuation,
#37c8ab (moderate cyan) for brackets,
#e3dedb (off-white) for properties,
#ffd42a (vivid yellow) for strings and uri’s, and
#5599ff (light blue) for items in an array. (I’ve borrowed these color descriptions from ColorHexa, “a free color tool providing information about any color,” which I cannot praise enough.) Of course, no printed ink is ever truly “vivid,” so the physical business card is but a pale simulacrum of one’s text editor.
The proportions of this business card are not the traditional 2in-by-3.5in but instead the “slightly boxier” 55mm-by-84mm offered by Moo, the “award-winning print and design company specializing in premium business stationery and promotional materials.” Moo charges more than I want to pay, but everything about their work and products that I’ve seen is flat-out remarkable (which is why I indulge their puffed-up self description). I like the sturdy feel of Moo cards, so that’s where I now have my business cards printed.
The source files
You can access the SVG files that I used as a gist. I created the design in Inkscape and generated the PDF’s that I sent to Moo from Inkscape.
The SVG file for the back of the card is located at
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rsperberg/rsperberg.github.io/master/assets/svg/js-dev-biz-card-back.svg (and at the gist mentioned above).
Here is a cleaned-up version of the SVG that Inkscape creates (I’ve removed the image preview, unused layers and redundant style information for readability):
<tspan> elements specify where each line’s rendering is positioned; but if you did not wish to use Inkscape or some other vector-graphic editor to modify my file with your details, you can simply edit the text within the
<tspan> tags to make your own card. (Theoretically. This modified file works beautifully with Inkscape but Chrome and Safari both render it differently than expected.)
Here is what the other side (the front) of this business card looks like. The SVG source file for the front side is located at
https://github.com/rsperberg/rsperberg.github.io/blob/master/assets/svg/js-dev-biz-card-front.svg as well as part of the aforementioned gist.
Obviously centering a title and catchline on a business card-sized template can be done in many programs. For consistency, black remains the background color. Share Bold is used, since Share Tech lacks a bold weight.
last updated: March 31, 2015
The main art on this page is a word cloud of Roger Sperberg’s resume that was created by Tagxedo, using MKorsair, Franchise and Duality fonts, a custom rectangular shape dropping out the characters J and S, and the Wanderer color scheme (which I created and contributed to Tagxedo). If Wanderer doesn’t show up in Tagxedo, you can submit your own “theme” using the same colors: #087CF4 #D40A5A #FDC20F #03D518 #03B5D5.