April 23, 2016Filed under micro#music#podcasting#rust#typographyMarkdown source

I’m totally working a reference to Daniel Spreadbury’s SMuFL work into a discussion of Rust’s Unicode support in New Rustacean e014.

(This has to be the nerdiest thing I’ve ever done. Even in context, this is over the top.)

April 22, 2016Filed under micro#software development#typographyMarkdown source

After a few months of using Hasklig, reading code without code ligatures seems really weird to me.

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.

November 22, 2015Filed under micro#typographyMarkdown source

It’s telling of the kind of nerd I am that one of the first thoughts I had on starting T. F. Torrance’s The Trinitarian Faith was “This could use to be re-typeset.” It looks like it was gorgeous. Key word being was.

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
September 14, 2015Filed under micro#typographyMarkdown source

I’m extremely impressed with the recently released Hack typeface. I’m currently using it at 11pt in my terminal, at 1920 by 1200 on my retina MacBook Pro—and it’s totally usable.

September 11, 2015Filed under micro#typographyMarkdown source

I’ve been thinking about publishing my blog content in physical form, and of course I want to match the typeface. Time to start saving up to purchase a desktop license for Sabon, it seems.

August 17, 2015Filed under micro#software development#typographyMarkdown source

I’ve been using Input for about ten days now. It grew on me slowly, but I really like it. Using it everywhere now!

August 11, 2015Filed under micro#typographyMarkdown source

Dear Washington Post: Georgia was designed for high legibility on screens. You may think it’s “newspapery” to squish the letters together with letter-spacing: -1.75px, but actually it’s just ugly.

This is bad and should not be mistaken for kerning or a ligature
This is bad and should not be mistaken for kerning or a ligature
August 08, 2015Filed under micro#typographyMarkdown source

I followed up on my research from last night about using Input on the New Rustacean typeface. I don’t love the subscription model, but individual faces are $2.50/year at my scale. I think I can swing that. So I’m going to!

August 07, 2015Filed under micro#typographyMarkdown source

Well, blast. I was thinking I might also use Input for the website design for NewRustacean.com. But Webtype doesn’t offer a purchase model, only a subscription model, and I’d really—really—rather not. Not least because it locks me in well past whatever point I end the show.

August 07, 2015Filed under micro#software development#typographyMarkdown source

Thinking about setting Input as my typeface for doing my development for a week or two, see how it goes.

Anybody tried it? Bugs or problems to report?

Tolle Lege!

Designing Readable Bibles with Digital Typography

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