Day 8 of our ride from John o’Groats to Land’s End took us from Preston to Shrewsbury. Nothing too see, until we met family at the end.
Day 7 of our ride from John o’Groats to Land’s End took us over Shap fell (at 420m) through the Lake District to Preston.
Day 6 of our ride from John o’Groats to Land’s End – our first 100 miler.
Day 5 of our ride from John o’Groats to Land’s End. A wet but scenic start, eventually leading to crappy roads in and around Kilmarnock.
Day 4 of our ride from John o’Groats to Land’s End. A glorious, mostly flat ride from Fort William to Inveraray.
Day 3 of our ride from John o’Groats to Land’s End. The Loch Ness day, and another good one.
Day 2 on our way from John o’Groats to Land’s End. A good day.
Our charity ride from John o’Groats to Land’s End begins with horrendous weather.
Journeying from Devon to the North West of Scotland to begin our 980 mile ride back from John o’Groats to Land’s End in aid of charity.
Automatic hyphenation on the web has been possible since 2011 and is now broadly supported. There is however far more control available to designers than just turning on hyphens. Updated January 2023.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a rare excursion we delve in some Friday political commentary from Half Man Half Biscuit. It’s National Shite Day.
A couple of days ago, my installation of Google Chrome updated itself from version 49 to version 50. The timing was fortuitous and relieved me of a growing text rendering headache.
An unedited extract from my forthcoming book, Web Typography. This chapter is quite technically focussed and hopefully stands well on its own. The other chapters I’ve written contain much higher proportion of typographic theory.
Clearleft we know we have a responsibility to the industry to help redress the gender balance, and that means putting together diverse line-ups at our conferences. This is much easier said than done, but difficult doesn’t mean impossible.
I’m writing a book on Web Typography which I’m hoping to crowdfund on Kickstarter. It’ll be a handbook for designing beautiful and effective typography in modern websites, and I hope it’ll be available in time for Ampersand conference this year.