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This is my blog, named for an old New York Lottery marketing slogan.

10 May 2018

Typographical Shenanigans, Part Deux

I’ve been monkeying around with the site’s typography yet again. I’ve adjusted line height, which should help with readability. We’ve also got drop caps now, and the first line of the first paragraph on a page or article now renders in bold. This should also improve readability.

04 May 2018

Typographical Shenanigans

I’ve been monkeying around with the site’s typography again. Font support has changed, and I’ve changed how paragraphs are rendered in articles.

If you check out yesterday’s Shattered Guardian session, you’ll see that all paragraphs after the first are indented until I throw in a header.

The next step is do this for non-blog pages. That’ll be more complicated, because structure is different, but I should be able to manage.

Also, the fancy web fonts I had added to make my site stand out from the pack are now only supported by the most modern browsers. If you’re visiting this site on IE, you’ll have to make do with whatever fonts you have installed locally (unless you’ve got Voltaire and Bitter installed).

Also, all absolute URLs should be protocol-relative and work whether you came to my site via HTTP (dangerous!) or HTTPS (safer).

If you don’t know what any of this means, don’t worry. I’m just trying to make this site better for you.

12 March 2018

CSS Frameworks Considered Harmful

Any web developer who chooses to use a CSS framework in the absence of pressure from management is going to regret it once I take over their project and find out where they live.

24 January 2017

Creating a System Serif Font Stack for Web Development

An overview of the use of system UI fonts in stylesheets, with ideas on how to do the same with serif and monospace fonts.