Started reading: I Must Resist by Bayard Rustin πŸ“š


Finished reading: Tenth of December by George Saunders πŸ“š


Started reading: Tenth of December by George Saunders πŸ“š


Visited npr.org today and discovered Gotham (Hoefler&Co./Monotype) was swapped out for Lato (open source) recently.

I’m probably among the 0.5% to notice the typographic change, but yes, it threw me off.


πŸ”—Andy Bell: Front-end is so much more than building designs

”Only by starting those fires have I developed into a more experienced designer and developer who knows the danger signs and importantly, learned the value of working slowly and methodically.”


πŸ”—Jennifer Riggins: Is Low-Code Development Better for the Environment?

Some interesting sustainability considerations and case studies for low-code, no-code, serverless and hosting.

See also: How to choose a green web host by Whole Grain Digital.


Finished reading: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel πŸ“š

This the second novel about a fictional pandemic (and the immediate collapse of society) I managed to finish recently. The other one was Severance (2018) by Ling Ma. Both books were written and published in the years before the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

No more dystopian pandemic fiction for me for a little while.


πŸ”— Bookmarked Figtree, an open-source geometric sans serif typeface, designed by Erik Kennedy.

This one feels a bit like the friendly, geometric cousin to Inter by Rasmus Andersson. Like Inter, this is available on Google Fonts (with italics) and Bunny Fonts (without italics, for now).

There is a font similar (not identical) to this, called Metropolis, that Mozilla uses in their style guide. The designer, Chris Simpson pulled it off GitHub in 2020 after legal threat from one of the biggest names in typography.


Started reading: The Emigrants by W. G. Sebald πŸ“š


I’m looking out for a lightweight weather widget (ideally one that does not track users).

The Dark Sky weather widget embed is still chugging along on my website. But there’s a warning notice on the Dark Sky website that API support is ending on March 31.