At the end my previous post, I said I’d settle for direct control over widows and orphans in text blocks. It turns out not to be quite as a simple as one might think, with lots of discussion over the years. I created an experiment to test a solution.
Currently shipping in Chrome Canary, and thus soon to be in Blink-based browsers including Edge, is a relatively new CSS declaration which promises to virtually end typographic widows.
In my previous post I extolled the virtues of Literata’s font optical sizing, in particular how it worked automatically in the browser. That is until the release of Safari 16 with macOS Ventura. Here’s how to work around the bug.
My website used to be set primarily in two very different typefaces: Ingeborg and Premiéra. This is story of how I switched to a fantastic single variable font which provided the same practical and stylistic benefits, only better.
I had fun playing around with ChatGPT, but the implications of such a powerful tool are serious, good and bad.