What a beautiful website!
Taking the child on a tour through punctuation, Mr. Stops introduces him to a cast of literal “characters”: there is Counsellor Comma, who knows “neither guile nor repentance” in his pursuit of “dividing short parts of a sentence”; Ensign Semicolon struts with militaristic pride, for “into two or more parts he’ll a sentence divide”; and The Exclamation Point is “struck with admiration”, his face “so long, and thin and pale”.
A short list of opinions on typography. I don’t necessarily agree with all of it, but it’s all fairly sensible advice.
Ahmad runs through some of the scenarios where
text-wrap: balance could be handy.
Even though it’s not well-supported yet in browsers, there’s no reason not to start adding it to sites now; it’s classic progressive enhancement.
This is handy—a collection of font stacks using system fonts. You can see which ones are currently installed on your machine too.
The most performant web font is no web font.
This is a terrific walkthrough from Andy showing how smart fundamentals in your CSS can give you a beautiful readable document without much work.
Rich explains what
text-wrap:balance does …and what it doesn’t.
A search engine for images and audio that’s either under a Creative Commons license or is in the public domain.
I feel like we need a name for this era, when CSS started getting real good.
I think this is what I’ve been calling declarative design.
For 24 days this month, Matthias featured a different independent type foundry, writing about each one and selecting some lovely examplars of their typefaces.
Two new lovely open source variable fonts from Github.
Or, Why wasn’t the Telegraph Invented Earlier?
A wonderful deep-dive into optical telegraphy through the ages.
A lovely fansite dedicated to the life and work of Paul Rand.
In a way, I find these pictures—taken by someone from the ground with regular equipment—just as awe-inspiring as the images from the James Webb Space Telescope.