I’m participating in the IndieWebCamp East 2020. It’s nominally held on US East Coast, but as everything else, it’s online. The 6 hr time difference makes it doable to take in at least part of it.

Day 1 started with two cool talks. The second talk was by Sarah Hibner about Variable Fonts. Her talk explains it all very well, so do scroll through her talk. In brief variable fonts are a single font file that contains all varieties of a font (whereas normally you’d load regular, italic, bold separately), and also allows custom varieties. That last bit, custom varieties, is where a bit of magic is, because you can have shape shifting font, and it will all be just one font file. An animated galloping horse was shown, and it is actually a font, where each of the ‘frames’ is a variant within the font. I don’t have a use case for this, but it did look like a lot of fun and rather hypnotising!

I’m participating in the IndieWebCamp East 2020. It’s nominally held on the US East Coast, but as everything else, it’s online. The 6 hr time difference makes it doable to take in at least part of it.

The first introductory talk today was by David Dylan Thomas, which I thoroughly enjoyed. He’s a content strategist, and took acknowledging the existence of cognitive biases (and the difficulty of overcoming them, even if you try to) as a perspective on content strategy. How do you design to mitigate bias? How do you use bias to design for good? It’s been the basis for his podcast series.

A short 106 page book was published this fall, and after the talk I bought it and uploaded it to my reader. Looking forward to reading it!