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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Announcing: Ligatures.js!

Posted on by Chip Cullen


This is a simple script that I’ve been tinkering with for a while after wondering aloud if it were possible.

The idea is simple – using JavaScript (well, jQuery, anyway) swap in HTML ligatures on select elements. This is intended to be a decorative flourish of fine typography – don’t use this on your body copy.

Check it out!

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Google Web Fonts user testing: the sequel

Posted on by Chip Cullen

Participate in a Google usability study!.

Google conducted some user testing late last year, and based on the results of that testing, have done some work on the Google Web Fonts service. They’re looking for users to test some ideas out.

Sign up if you can, and help a great service get better!

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LINK: HTML5 for Web Developers

Posted on by Chip Cullen

The WHATWG has helpfully put out a version of the HTML5 spec that is aimed at web developers. It takes the full spec, and removes the stuff that only browser manufacturers need to know.

Reading specs is pretty dull work, but they’ve done their best to make a nice presentation. At the very least, reading over the outline will give you a good understanding of the scope of HTML5.

I am a little confused as to how this meshes with the newly christened HTML (no 5) “living spec”, but that is another semantic argument.

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