An enthusiasm by

Richard Rutter

Hello. I’m Richard, a designer, author and speaker living by the sea in Brighton, UK. I’m co-founder of Clearleft, a digital design consultancy.

I love all things to do with human-centred design, typography, music and cycling. I occasionally write about them here.

Latest Posts

  • Top Tunes 2018

    Back after a decidedly long hiatus, here’s a compilation of favourite songs I bought this year, and a damn fine year it was too.

  • Upcoming changes to the CSS you need for variable fonts

    Two weeks ago I was invited to Berlin for a CSS Working Group meeting. One afternoon was dedicated to resolving issues with the CSS Text and Font modules. Two resolutions in particular will affect the CSS we need to work with variable fonts.

  • How to use variable fonts in the real world

    Using variable fonts in the real world turns out to be tricky. This post explains how we achieved it for the new Ampersand website and what we learned along the way.

  • Getting started with variable fonts

    Variable fonts are a new font format offering unprecedented flexibility. They will be landing in web browsers and native operating systems within 12 months. Learn how to try them out now.

  • The importance of putting your champions on a pedestal

    A champion is the person in your client’s organisation who can pinpoint the barriers to a great solution going live. Champions are obstacle clearers, problem insulators and praise singers. Find them and treat them with the reverence they deserve.