Just how far can we push CSS styling on text? Pretty bleedin’ far these days.
This is an experiment in CSS typography. Live version here »
The text is fully select-able, copy-paste-able, and accessible. Many of the effects are hung on spans, of which there are over a dozen, so semantically speaking, it’s a bit naughty. If the characters weren’t different shades I could have gotten away with a lot less span spam.
The letters are squeezed together with a bit of negative letter-spacing, and this has the odd effect of clipping the text-shadow in pretty much everything except Chrome. IE9 is not equipped to deal with text shadows, which lessens the impact a lot.
This is my entry to the 2013 Egg Decorating activity over on The Quilting Bee. It’s a chocolate egg, with the purple and gold foil being peeled back. Pixelling foil is surprisingly easy, you just need splotches of similar shades jaggedly put together.
I’m a bit behind schedule with some of the gifts I’d planned to make lately. I’m currently working on a fairly fine scarf for a friend of mine (fingering weight on 3mm needles), and it is taking forever.
So I took a cheeky break to tackle this gloriously thick merino, with the biggest needles I own. The big guns—15mm.
Oh, the speed! Oh, the luxury!
What a shame winter is over and I won’t get too much wear out of it til autumn…
Some flowers for Nana Betty. I cut them from the pots on the patio and we brought them out to the graveyard during the week.