Apple have licensed some excellent fonts, but you'll need to download them through Font Book, Harry Roberts tries to optimise the performance of Google Fonts, Delicious Brains update their server installation guide for running WordPress on Ubuntu 20.04, a couple of UI/UX articles on form fields, and Jazz Keys, a beautiful diversion to end the week.
The days are getting shorter and colder here but just as busy. This week we've got some typography and design links. A helpful guide to fonts for complex data, reader submitted maps of their worlds in the time of coronavirus, a brand identity by Pentagram for The Mental Health Coalition, and Hoefler & Co have released a helpful new block of text for proofing fonts, to replace the pangrams we've grown used to.
This week, a few CSS articles. A gallery of CSS art showing what can be created using a single div element, a guide to min, max and clamp, now that these comparison functions are supported, and a series of tutorials showing modern solutions to old CSS problems.
A quiet week with a couple of interesting CSS articles. A guide to text selection in CSS, a minor but nice touch for your website. A detailed list of CSS functions. And, according to new research, nearly 50% of Twitter accounts talking about the Coronavirus might be bots.
A look at the technical problems of real-world contact tracing applications, morphing animations with CSS, pseudo-randomness in CSS, and a helpful guide to the differences between dropdown lists and listboxes and when to use them.
How to survive screens and social media during social isolation, how social media platforms mine personal data for profit, how static website generators work, a tutorial on variable webfonts, and LCH colours come to CSS.
Some interesting CSS in the new Facebook design, a variable font designed to improve reading proficiency, a list of free or discounted tools to support the creative community, and a look at the technology being used to track and trace individuals via Bluetooth, GPS and mobile phone apps to help determine whether individuals have come into contact with people who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Zoom has become one of the most popular apps for teleconferencing leaping from 10 million paid users to 200 million in March this year. But the Zoom platform has a troubled history with security and encryption, sharing data with third-parties, and worrying software installation practices. Now law enforcement and government bodies are warning against using the platform.
An interview with Jason Friedabout the learning curve of remote work, using CSS to indicate scroll position, and the CSS feature element() that allows you to display the content of an element as a background-image. Plus Google has released data showing changes in mobility due to COVID-19.