April 2008 Archives - 2/2 - 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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