When is it OK to Disable Text Selection?

When is it OK to Disable Text Selection?

Using CSS, it’s possible to prevent users from selecting text within an element using user-select: none. Now, it’s understandable why doing so might be considered “controversial”. I mean, should we be disabling standard user behaviors? Generally speaking, no, we … When is it OK to Disable Text Selection? originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter. ...
Building Interactive Figma Widgets

Building Interactive Figma Widgets

Figma has always encouraged collaboration between developers and designers. It strives on an endless treasury of community-made plugins. Need 3D elements? There’s a plugin for that. Need abstract SVGs? There’s a plugin for that, too. That said, the design part of Figma has … Building Interactive Figma Widgets originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter. ...
Designing for Long-Form Articles

Designing for Long-Form Articles

Designing a beautiful “article” is wrought with tons of considerations. Unlike, say, a homepage, a long-form article is less about designing an interface than it is designing text in a way that creates a relaxed and comfortable reading experience. That’s … Designing for Long-Form Articles originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter. ...
Bunny Fonts

Bunny Fonts

Bunny Fonts bills itself as the “privacy-first web font platform designed to put privacy back into the internet.” According to its FAQ: With a zero-tracking and no-logging policy, Bunny Fonts helps you stay fully GDPR compliant and puts your user’s … Bunny Fonts originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter. ...
Customizing Color Fonts on the Web

Customizing Color Fonts on the Web

Myles C. Maxfield on the WebKit Blog published a nifty how-to for color fonts. It comes on the heels of what Ollie wrote up here on CSS-Tricks the other day, and while they cover a lot of common … Customizing Color Fonts on the Web originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter. ...
COLRv1 and CSS font-palette: Web Typography Gets Colorful

COLRv1 and CSS font-palette: Web Typography Gets Colorful

According to Toshi Omagari, the author of Arcade Game Typography, the world’s first multi-colored digital font was created in 1982 for a never-released video game called Insector. Multi-colored fonts, sometimes called chromatic type, are still relatively rare on the … COLRv1 and CSS font-palette: Web Typography Gets Colorful originally published on CSS-Tricks. You should get the newsletter. ...
7 Fresh Links on Performance For March 2022

7 Fresh Links on Performance For March 2022

I have a handful of good links to articles about performance that are burning a hole in my bookmarks folder, and wanna drop them here to share. The new WebPageTest website design From fonts to SVG: an icon migration strategy … 7 Fresh Links on Performance For March 2022 originally published on CSS-Tricks, which is part of the DigitalOcean family. You should get the newsletter. ...