Affinity Photo is fantastic. They will be getting my money sometime this year.
Experimenting a bit with BEM for CSS in a small tweak I’m doing to this site’s design. Not 100% sold.
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.
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. 😉
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
top instead of
margin to smoothly animate an item moving within its container.
Finally giving FontStand a try.
Holy wow. This is a great tool—good software, good business plan.
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.
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.
I confess: my first response to seeing this page was a flash of anger: Hey, he didn’t just learn from my site configuration, he actually stole my site design! And then I remembered: I open-sourced the design precisely so people could do that. This was just the first time I’ve ever actually had someone reuse something I did and shared like this. It was a strange (but ultimately wonderful) feeling. I hope to have it again many more times.
In any case, I rather like the tweaks Andrew Comenga made to my design to make it his own; go take a look!