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pearsonified
I'm a *very* dangerous Scrabble player. Also, I created Thesis—software you can use to build a killer website. Good times.
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pearsonified 7m
Heh, from the first group of visitors to the GRT Calculator last night, the average session length was 10 minutes and 29 seconds! That is an ETERNITY on a website, fam. There’s a lot to see and explore! Czech it:
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pearsonified 9m
friends: Check out the all-new Golden Ratio Typography Calculator and NEVER think about text formatting, sizing, or spacing CSS again!
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pearsonified 12h
Replying to @pearsonified
Implementing Golden Ratio Typography on a project? I want to see it! Be sure to use one of the following hashtags when posting your creations to social media: •
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pearsonified 12h
It’s here! You can use the all-new Golden Ratio Typography Calculator to: • fine-tune typography for any setting • systematize ALL sizing and spacing in your designs • do your freakin’ CSS for you (wait, wut?) And folks, we’re just getting started!
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pearsonified 15h
Server-less WordPress hosting? 🤔 A huge portion of blogs and small websites would be better served by a faster, cheaper, and easier to manage serverless environment. Check out what has done with on his site:
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pearsonified 17h
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The funniest aspect of this is that large companies are spending all this time/money/energy on censorship… But because of the inevitability of shitlib convergence, they will all end up censoring the exact same sites! Everybody wastes resources to do the same damn thing 😂
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pearsonified 17h
One of these two things must be true: 1. Companies are spending million$ on creating and maintaining “hate” lists for censorship purposes. 2. Companies are relying on master lists (from SPLC et al) for censorship purposes. [1] is wasteful, and [2] is illiberal. So which is it?
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pearsonified 22h
Replying to @pearsonified
This is now how sizing works, but this is essentially how sub-grid sizing is evolving: Old school display: 1px = 1px Retina: 1px = 2px 4k: 1px = 4px In practice, this means something like: Old school line-height: 26px Retina: 26.5px 4k: 26.25px
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pearsonified 22h
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Final word on this: The more resolute the display, the more the browser can “use” half-pixels and other sub-grid units. This opens up the possibility of rounding to perhaps 2 decimal places instead of integers. But you still gotta accommodate everyone, so integers win.
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pearsonified 22h
Replying to @bgardner
Scalability was a big deal up to February 2010, when browsers started handling dynamic resizing properly, regardless of the CSS sizing unit. Once that was no longer an issue, I shifted my concerns to rounding errors that were causing outcome variance in different browsers.
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pearsonified 22h
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In 2012, I switched from ems to pixels because: 1. Browsers could now handle dynamic resizing properly, so pixels were no longer an accessibility concern 2. I could eliminate rounding differences by using pixels 3. Precise outcome control in any environment
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pearsonified 22h
Replying to @pearsonified
Browsers handle rounding and corrections differently, and this results in minor differences across platforms if you use RELATIVE sizing like ems or rems instead of PRECISE sizing with pixels.
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pearsonified 22h
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Remember: ems and rems are RELATIVE sizing units; this is the same as saying: [font size] * [em value] = [some value] Calculations like this often yield answers that are not whole numbers, which necessitates rounding or corrections in the final outcome.
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pearsonified 22h
Great question! Way back in the day—before browsers handled dynamic sizing properly—ems were the “pro” way to go for enhanced accessibility. By 2010, dynamic sizing was no longer necessary, but rounding errors in browsers started making ems less reliable than pixels.
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pearsonified 23h
With at least half of humanity glued to nonsense political matters, now is perhaps the best time in history to undertake your own creative journey away from the noise.
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pearsonified Jul 17
The hyperbolic takes are just a waste of time now. Nothing but inaudible screeching coming from the Butthurt Corridor.
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pearsonified Jul 16
Today was Day 10 of my manic obsession with the Golden Ratio Typography Calculator. Feels like it’s been a solid month already. Through the Calculator, I’m gonna show you how GRT is done, and then I’m gonna hook you up with an “easy button” so you can get straight to winning.
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pearsonified Jul 16
👍🏿, although I could make a damn good argument that whatever customizations you’re undertaking are probably too far-reaching :D
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pearsonified Jul 16
Looks like Avery here forgot to check units while trying to come up with a new equation: Dem tiddays - tiddays = Dem So yeah…things are a little different when the genitals change. It’s math!
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pearsonified Jul 16
Skills used to create the Golden Ratio Typography Calculator: • OO PHP • CSS • JS • HTML • math • copywriting • strategy Tools used: • Thesis • WordPress • browser • text editor • email campaign • FTP • SVN repo
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