Implementing system fonts on Booking.com — A lesson learned

Stuart Frisby documents that you shouldn’t use the font shorthand when using a System Font Stack: …don’t use -apple-system at the head of a shorthand font declaration, and test thoroughly, especially when playing around with proprietary stuff like system font declarations. If it looks like a vendor prefix and smells like a vendor prefix, chances are at least one browser is going to treat it like a vendor prefix. Use font-family instead. Direct Link to Article — PermalinkImplementing system fonts on Booking.com — A lesson learned is a post from CSS-Tricks

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Create and Share Forms with Wufoo

Designing web forms can be tough all by itself. There is a lot of markup to get right to make sure it’s accessible and has good UX. There is a lot of CSS (properties you may not use every day) to wrestle control and make sure things look good. Wufoo’s got you covered there. It’s almost trivially easy to build forms (even quite complex ones), and good design, good UX, and good accessibility come along for the ride. But what happens after you submit a form? That’s just as complicated as the HTML and CSS. There is validation, spam protection, and processing, to name a few. If you’re really doing… Read More

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Web Hosting with Media Temple

I find Media Temple to be a perfect fit for a mostly-front-end person like me. I’m not an idiot, I’m pretty experienced with web work, but I don’t really wanna be in charge of setting up and configuring a server. That’s a specialized set of knowledge that I think is well suited to the people that own, sell, and support servers. (I think that would be a pretty good career choice, FWIW, kids.) That’s what Media Temple does in spades. They own, sell, and support the heck out of servers. That’s true at all levels. They have super affordable WordPress-tuned servers and shared servers that cost less than a dollar… Read More

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Announcing JSON Feed

Manton Reece and Brent Simmons have just published their thoughts on JSON Feed which is a new standard for making a feed, like a collection of blog posts. The format itself is similar to RSS and Atom but since it’s in JSON it’s easier to read and a lot more familiar to developers: For most developers, JSON is far easier to read and write than XML. Developers may groan at picking up an XML parser, but decoding JSON is often just a single line of code. Our hope is that, because of the lightness of JSON and simplicity of the JSON Feed format, developers will be more attracted to developing… Read More

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