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Variable Fonts

September 23, 2021 - 152 words - 1 mins
TIL about variable fonts. Instead of having to load a bunch of (predefined) different font weights and styles into the browser, it's possible to use one variable font which contains parametrisation for how the font looks at different weights. Instead of: @font-face { font-family: "Rubik"… read more

HTTPS DNS record

September 22, 2021 - 295 words - 2 mins
TIL there is a proposal for a new HTTPS DNS record type which can be used to increase the security and speed of https requests to a website. Cloudflare has a good writeup on the subject. It's not completely standardized yet, the IETF is working on it. The basic idea is to embed information about HTT… read more