Posts tagged with 'font'


Developers and adblockers don’t mix

OK, call me dense. I had a problem: the new theme I have for this blog has cute little buttons for the social networks I belong to and use; they’re at the bottom of every page. Internally they use Font Awesome to deliver the individual icons. On my desktop browsers: no issue, they look great. On my iPhone? What. The. Heck. Although you can pretty easily scroll to the bottom of the page to look at them, here’s what they are supposed to look like, this from a desktop browser: Social buttons So, four...

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WOFF files and Azure: the 404 conundrum

More than anything, this is going to be a discussion about testing, but the headline is all. Lazy tester This afternoon, in trying to keep cool inside on this hot day, I thought I’d remove the Google Ads on this site. Frankly they were a pain in the neck to design for: they used to be a sidepanel on the right and trying to get the code to make them disappear when the browser window was too small width-wise was just annoying. Plus the ads were being loaded anyway even if they weren’t being displayed...

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Google web fonts

If you have a presence on the web that’s not just Facebook, you ought to go check out the 444-and-counting free font families available at Google Web Fonts . They’re a great way to spruce up the look of your web site for very little work. For example, on this blog I’m now using Oswald for the headers, Droid Serif for the main text, and Inconsolata for the code blocks. (I’ve been using the former two for a few months now, and Mehul prompted me about trying the latter this evening). The headers are...

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Typography, the first steps

Every now and then I help out with cases in the Special Victims’ Unit (SVU) for the 4th Judicial District of Colorado, the district for which my wife is Deputy District Attorney. In general, the cases I help with on the periphery are the computer crime cases, mostly about child pornography (CP). The past couple of nights, I’ve been wading through and commenting on what has to be the worse defense expert memo I’ve read since... well, the last one. To a man (and the ones I encounter...

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