April 2008 - Page 2 of 2 - Broken Links Archive

Web typography at its best

A real­ly nice exam­ple of how a site can look stun­ning despite being built with­out the use of images and with only a sin­gle font (and Times New Roman at that!): Seed Con­fer­ence. Just amazing.

Bonus Update: Jeff Croft’s Typog­ra­phy: Beyond the Font [PDF]

Future CSS: variables and calculations

The W3C came under a lot of heavy flak last year for being slow, cum­ber­some, bureau­crat­ic, etc; there were calls for a CSS2.2 (which I sec­ond­ed) which round­ed up all the exist­ing imple­ment­ed fea­tures, and for the CSS Work­ing Group to be dis­band­ed — a lighter, alter­na­tive task force, the CSS Eleven, was set up to try and make sense of it all. But as we’ve heard noth­ing from them in the six months since they were set up, I think the Eleven have found it’s not as easy as it looks.

The CSS WG has a new chair now, includ­ing the pas­sion­ate Daniel Glaz­man, and it seems to be refo­cused and refreshed, which is good news; in his lat­est blog post, he says that the WG is aim­ing for RECs, RECs, RECs. If that’s the case, maybe we can start to get excited.

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I’ve updat­ed my Speak­ing page to include more con­fer­ences, more videos, and a lit­tle on my speak­ing require­ments and pref­er­ences. I’m plan­ning to cut down on the num­ber of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to inter­est­ing offers and oppor­tu­ni­ties, so please get in touch if you’re organ­is­ing an event.

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