Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
Stylish! Retro! Sciency!
Monday, April 8th, 2019
Sunday, March 31st, 2019
Font metrics help the computer determine things like the default spacing between lines, how high or low sub and super scripts should go, and how to align two differently sized pieces of text next to each other.
Saturday, March 30th, 2019
These diagrams of early networks feel like manuscripts that you’d half expect to be marked with “Here be dragons” at the edges.
Friday, March 22nd, 2019
An interesting way of navigating through a massive amount of archival imagery from NASA.
Everything you need to know about hyphenation on the web today, from Rich’s galaxy brain.
Hyphenation is a perfect example of progressive enhancement, so you can start applying the above now if you think your readers will benefit from it – support among browsers will only increase.
Saturday, March 9th, 2019
Sunday, February 17th, 2019
When in doubt, label your icons.
When not in doubt, you probably should be.
Saturday, February 16th, 2019
The forbidden symmetry of Penrose tiles and quasicrystals.
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
PIctures of computers (of the human and machine varieties).
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
An open source version of Bodoni:
Bodoni* is the first ever no-compromises Bodoni family, built for the digital age. Years in the making, this font family includes a whopping 56 font files, ensuring you will have the perfect Bodoni for every situation.
Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
My goodness, Meagan’s new site design is absolutely gorgeous! The colour palette, the typography, the texture, the motion design …it all communicates character and personality. Beautiful work!
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
I love this idea of comparing human colour choices to those of a computer:
I decided to do two things: the top three most used colours of the photo decided by “a computer” and my hand picked choices. This method ended up revealing a couple of things about me.
I also love that this was the biggest obstacle to finding representative imagery:
I wanted this to be an exciting task but instead I only found repeated photos of my cat.
Friday, January 11th, 2019
I think Cathy might’ve buried the lede:
The knock on effect of this was removing media queries. As I moved towards some of the more modern features of CSS the need to target specific screen sizes with unique code was removed.
But on the topic of Sass, layout is now taken care of with CSS grid, variables are taken care of with CSS custom properties, and mixins for typography are taken care of with
Personally, I’ve always found the most useful feature of Sass to simply be that you can have lots of separate Sass files that get combined into one CSS file—very handy for component libraries.
Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
Saturday, December 29th, 2018
I reckon it’s time for distressed type to make a comeback—CSS is ready for it.
Thursday, December 6th, 2018
A deep dive into Pixar’s sci-fi masterpiece, featuring entertaining detours to communist propaganda and Disney theme parks.
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018