The gorgeous website for this year’s Ampersand conference might well be one of the first commercial uses of variable fonts in the wild. Here, Richard documents all the clever things Mark did to ensure good fallbacks for browsers that don’t yet support variable fonts.
Friday, January 26th, 2018
Thursday, December 7th, 2017
These experiments with transitioning variable font styles on hover might be silly, but I can see the potential for some beautiful interaction design.
Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
A good introduction to variable fonts, and an exploration of the possible interface elements we might use to choose our settings: toggles? knobs? sliders? control pads?
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Mike examines the real power of CSS custom properties compared to Sass variables—they can change at runtime.
I’m convinced that in almost all cases, responsive design logic should now be contained in variables. There is a strong argument too, that when changing any value, whether in a media query or an element scope, it belongs in a variable. If it changes, it is by definition a variable and this logic should be separated from design.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Rich has posted a sneak peek of one part of his book on Ev’s blog.
Friday, February 10th, 2017
Here’s one of them new-fangled variable fonts that’re all the rage. And this one’s designed by David Berlow. And it’s free!
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
Harry demonstrates a really good use for CSS custom properties—allowing users to theme an interface.
Monday, September 19th, 2016
This is what Nick Sherman has been banging on about for years, and now the time has come for variable fonts …as long as typographers, browser makers, and standards bodies get behind it.
More details on Ev’s blog.
Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Chris has a written a response to my post (which was itself inspired by his excellent An Event Apart presentation) all about CSS, variables, and abstractions.
I love this kind of old-school blog-to-blog discussion.