Mac OS X Digital color meter for web designers

Digital Color Meter

Have you ever wanted to figure out the particular color of a piece of text, or a background, without having to sift through a CSS file, or open Photoshop to use its eye dropper tool?

One of the secrets of the Mac OS, at least for web designers, is the utility called Digital Color Meter. I’m surprised more designers and developers don’t know about it, so I thought I’d try to rectify that situation.

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I’m retiring Ligatures.js

Just a quick post to let people know that I’m retiring ligatures.js – my little script that substituted in ligatures on web pages. I’m leaving it up for posterity, but I don’t recommend that people use it moving forward.

Why? I think it makes a lot more sense to use the text-rendering: optimizeLegibility; CSS declaration. It’s more future friendly, and avoids some of the pitfalls that my javascript solution presented. It’s not without it’s own issues – read more about it.

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