1. Aral Balkan: Funny to think my first blog ever was plain static HTML, then a custom full-Flash site, then b2/Wordpress, and now plain static HTML again.

    aral I find I go in similar “abstraction loops” for many things. Start off basic → try out an abstraction → try out a higher abstraction → and another → get tired of abstractions, return to the original/something similar. The process always informs me in useful ways, however horrible the intermediate results are ;)

  2. Laura Kalbag: Avatars. Do they add anything to comments, or are they a waste of space?

    laurakalbag they add significant value to conversations, as they provide a recognisable visual indication of who is speaking and where each comment starts/ends. I am inclined against comments, but would recommend having avatars if you do :)

  3. Aaron Parecki: @brennannovak lol yea... I'm still trying to find the best way to syndicate content to Facebook... Maybe I need a graphic for a "note"

    Aaron Parecki funny you should mention that, I’ve been making a little indieweb-oriented icon set. Not public yet, I’ll drop it on GH this morning

  4. I absolutely love Averia, and use it all over my personal website. I think it is a wonderful idea, brilliantly executed. The result is surprisingly readable, and the slight “erosion” effect reminds me a lot of very early type. Many thanks for making these fonts and licensing them so freely :)

  5. Andy Hume: Goodness. My SXSW ramblings voted in the top twenty web conference talks of 2012 in @netmag. Suddenly everybody likes that one. Chuffed.

    Andy Hume I wasn’t there, but listening to the huffduff and looked through the slides was enough to change the way I wrote

  6. Brennan Novak: @BarnabyWalters Lulz... some of those *look* nice ;) In other news- it seems your site is no longer default HTML styling- what gives?

    Brennan Novak the naked HTML week is up, so I’m adding little tweaks and fixes back in gradually. I’d be interested in feedback about the typeface. It’s Averia.

  7. Trying to resist the temptation to use ☺ for unordered list items.

    Thankfully, CSS doesn’t seem to have the concept of list-style-character.