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A bit more florid

April 10, 2020

As the clock strikes midnight on Baker Island, & the world leaves April 9 behind, CSS returns to this site once more, with a more florid style after all that nudity. This site's been blue-ish for a few years now, and I think the Arizona typeface nicely complements Federo and Gill Sans.

CSS Naked Day was a much needed style palate cleanser for me, as well as a great way to catch some HTML bugs. I found preformatted text instead of a blockquote, & a list that made no sense without an introductory paragraph, there now but hidden for people using visual cues. I'm sure there's more, but that alone was worth it.

Update 26 May 2020: I wasn't loving the flash of unstyled text I often got with the title font as a second font file - so off it goes. Pretty, but too slow.

CSS Naked Day

April 10, 2020

It's CSS Naked Day (somewhere in the world). To highlight the importance of semantic HTML – HTML that means something – sites including this one are stripping off their gaudy stylesheets and going naked.

Every year I think about doing this then I don't get around to it until it's too late, but not this year. It's still April 9 in the Americas and vast swathes of the Pacific, so, better late than never.

I think the old site holds up rather well naked. I even got to tweak a bit of the footer layout to make better sense naked… and that in one sentence is why I should do this every year.


Apple news, no pressure

March 8, 2020

So I got that e mail from Apple about the Apple News channel for this blog.

Dear Mike Kreuzer,
We noticed that you have not published to your Mike Kreuzer channel in three months or more. Your channel will be removed in one week.
The Apple News Team

OK, no pressure then.

I'm not the only one to get an e mail like this, and I guess my attitude is sort of the same. Sorry for the infrequency of posts, I'll try and do better.

Sorry to you, the reader, not to Apple. Apple will do just fine with or without me I'm sure. The removal in one week it seems having already been decided.

UPDATE 14 March 2020: And lo, it came to pass. No more Apple News for me.



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