Sometime in the next few hours I’m updating the ongoing software (oh yes, please do let me know if it breaks). New frontiers in reckless typographic abandon! Plus, pushing the boundaries of static web serving technology till they bleed! Plus, we’re working with Zeldman!
First of all, if the serifed font on this page is making your eyes bleed, (let me guess: you’re on pre-XP Windows or a Linux box) please don’t go away! Just click that handy “Sans-Serif” label over there to your left, and the problem will clear up and stay that way.
The New Typographic World Order · The finding is that, while these are matters of taste, serifed typefaces look good even on computer screens with less than 100 dots per inch if you have anti-aliasing. Which in practical terms, means if you have XP or OS X. These days, it’s not that hard to set up multiple stylesheets and support clicking back and forth and make the choice sticky; I stole the code behind those Serif/Sans buttons from Zeldman and changed not a single character, ain’t the Web great? (Oh, by the way, Antarctica has retained Zeldman to help spruce up our design, so for those of you looking at Visual Net, stand by for it to start looking way better.)
Static Pages or Death! · ongoing essaylets that don’t contain images (like this one) have now been prettified by the addition of a “picture of the day” which appears to your right. Note that the pic-of-the-day changes every few minutes, and links to whatever ongoing piece originally bore it, but the pages are all (tee-hee) still served statically! [Don’t be so smug -Ed.].