#103 - Write and design by hand

Hey everyone,

Welcome to Braintactics #103, your weekly roundup of what’s happening in design, code and typography.

Thought provoking #

Forget the computer — here’s why you should write and design by hand from Herbert Lui.

All the best engineering advice I stole from non-technical people by Marianne Bellotti.

Design and Code #

Best practices for prototyping keyboard accessibility from Oliver Lindberg.

Rachel Andrew on the importance of Writing Modes and CSS layout.

Native lazy-loading for the web. Browser-level native lazy-loading is finally here!

Typography #

The birth of Inter: How the new open-source typeface used by GitHub and Mozilla came to be. An intersting interview with designer Rasmus Andersson.

Unit Editions ask Designers pick their favourite Letraset typeface, the majority of which feature in Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution.

Victor Mono – a “slightly whimsical” open source programming font with cursive italics. A nice alternative to the fantastic but pricey font of choice; Operator Mono.

Something to watch #

Ooops, I guess we’re full-stack developers now. A talk by Chris Coyier.

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