Run With Me!

A new (micro-)podcast (yes, I know I'm crazy)

April 11, 2016Filed under blog#design#fitness#podcastingMarkdown source
April 10, 2016Filed under micro#designMarkdown source

Affinity Photo is fantastic. They will be getting my money sometime this year.

April 08, 2016Filed under micro#css#designMarkdown source

Experimenting a bit with BEM for CSS in a small tweak I’m doing to this site’s design. Not 100% sold.

March 31, 2016Filed under micro#design#typographyMarkdown source

On the “typography should be invisible” bit that’s been going around lately, Matthew Butterick is on point:

Ty­pog­ra­phy isn’t in­vis­i­ble. By em­brac­ing that fact rather than deny­ing it, we can cre­ate bet­ter typography.

Ulysses, Byword, and “Just Right”

My own killer Markdown app is still unwritten.

March 26, 2016Filed under tech#design#software development#writingMarkdown source

CSS Fallback for OpenType Small Caps

A not-so-great solution which still gets the job done.

October 19, 2015Filed under tech#design#software development#typographyMarkdown source
August 19, 2015Filed under micro#design#software developmentMarkdown source

Sometimes it is tempting as a designer to think that users are stupid. Don’t. If the software is not working for users, that implies stupidity in another party entirely: the one that designed the software. 😉

August 17, 2015Filed under micro#design#software developmentMarkdown source

It turns out browsers render CSS transitions for positioning much more nicely than they do those for the box model (perhaps unsurprisingly, on reflection). Use position and top instead of margin to smoothly animate an item moving within its container.

June 23, 2015Filed under micro#designMarkdown source

Finally giving FontStand a try.

Holy wow. This is a great tool—good software, good business plan.

June 23, 2015Filed under micro#designMarkdown source

I’ve been using Cardo as the typeface for theology posts for the last month or so; I’m thinking about switching again. The barrier? Greek and Hebrew support. Because of how font-family and font-loading work, I may be able to get away with adding a custom font for them, though.

May 23, 2015Filed under micro#design#software developmentMarkdown source

Currently on my mind: how to chunk up the Bible text with semantic blobs and chapter/verse trees in corresponding data structures, in order to present meaningful sections of content (paragraphs, etc.) without resorting to delivering a whole book.

May 16, 2015Filed under micro#design#software developmentMarkdown source

Updated the websites today. Did a bunch of back end work that should be basically invisible or make a change seamlessly on the front end for both chriskrycho.com and winningslowly.org. Very satisfying day; nice to be working on things just because I can.

Tolle Lege!

Designing Readable Bibles with Digital Typography

May 01, 2015Filed under Tech#design#talks#typographyMarkdown source

The Joy of Good Tools

Or: How deciding to pay for GitHub made me think about delight.

January 09, 2015Filed under blog#design#joy#software developmentMarkdown source

Feels Right

April 04, 2014Filed under tech#design#software developmentMarkdown source

The End of Surfing

March 26, 2014Filed under tech#design#software developmentMarkdown source