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Visited 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.

Three posts in January. I think that’s doable. Bring Back Blogging is an initiative (and directory of participants) to kick of the newww year with a healthy blogging habit. Sign up before December 31st.

I signed up with my regular address (not my microblog) becuase I’d love to post more than once a month over there.

Neat little dark mode UI feature: The Vivaldi browser (in dark mode) will highlight the favicon on your active tab with a tiny white outline. Looks beautiful with SVG icons.

A highlighted browser tab displays the favicon of NickSimson dot com with a white highlight around it.

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Text Cleaner

Link: Text Cleaner When you copy text from a word processor, PDF, web page, or client brief, you usually copy all the formatting and unwanted characters. There might be duplicate line breaks, multiple spaces, wrong quotation marks, escaped HTML tags, different letter cases, and other details that you want to remove or change to “unformat” your text. Text Cleaner offers a quick and easy way to do so. The all-in-one text cleaning and formatting online tool performs all necessary operations for you to bring copied text into shape.

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I got early access to a managed version of Equalify, an open source accessibility platform by Blake Bertuccelli. Right now, the main integration is with WAVE, an automated accessibility checker, with integrations with both Drupal and WordPress coming soon. Check out the app roadmap, and repo on GitHub.

As I spend more time using the product, I will write up a more detailed overview with screenshots.

Intention vs. Drift

Jason Lengstorf: Intention vs. Drift — Let’s Learn Design Systems, Part 1 Since design systems happen whether we want them to or not, our task is not to decide whether or not we need one. We need to decide if we’re better served by being intentional about our design system decisions or letting the design system drift to see what emerges from real-world use. Most design systems fall somewhere in between intentional and emergent.

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