News, views, thoughts, reminders and a few discoveries along the way.

Yrsa & Rasa

Yrsa and Rasa are open-source type families published by Rosetta with generous financial support from Google. The fonts support over 92 languages in Latin script and 2 languages in Gujarati script (Gujarati and Kachchi). The family currently has 5 weights.…

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Bye Bye Sidebar Ads

Google have ended their six-year experiment with the Sidebar ads, instead opting for three above-the-fold text ads for queries on the desktop SERP and a further 3 ads at the bottom. “We’ve been testing this layout for a long time,…

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What’s this AMP thing?

Google has been pushing a new concept called Accelerated Mobile Pages, in short AMP. The Accelerated Mobile Pages project aims to make pages load instantly on mobile. The web is slow for lots and lots of people, in fact, the…

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Backbone and Underscore updated to latest versions WordPress trunk upgrades Backbone and Underscore to the latest versions (they were last updated two years ago in [27233]). Backbone is upgraded from 1.1.2 to 1.2.3 and Underscore is upgraded from 1.6.0 to…

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So just what are cinemagraphs? For subtle animation with big impact, cinemagraphs are the way to go. They’re basically a majestic mix between photo and video, but they offer more grace and professionalism than your standard GIF does. Ultimately, it…

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