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Individuals who make web sites know that the work doesn’t magically finish after the preliminary launch. We’ve been busy engaged on a laundry checklist of bugs, tweaks, and enhancements for the reason that new design debuted per week in the past, and the discharge of a brand new problem appeared like a superb alternative to deploy the brand new model sheets.
A lot of the adjustments contain tweaking the line-heights, font-sizes, and margins within the varied breakpoints to make the location look tighter and extra constant. For instance, writer pictures on Column headers have been halved in dimension within the smaller breakpoints, which, together with smaller and tighter kind for the titles, makes the entire association extra sensible.
A few of the extra attention-grabbing adjustments contain the online fonts. We’ve modified the typeface to Georgia Professional in locations the place we use the numero character, since we had fallback issues utilizing the glyph in Franklin (and the Georgia Professional glyph may be very good, as nicely). We’ve enabled a few
font-feature settings for old-style numbers and ligatures within the article physique kind—leveraging among the OpenType options of Georgia Professional—though assist for these options is combined throughout browsers at current. Additionally, we’re experimenting with utilizing Georgia Professional Condensed within the smallest breakpoint, to see if layouts are enhanced by becoming in additional characters, and thus extra phrases, per line. (Hat tip to Nick Sherman for this suggestion and different typographic session.)
One other change, per consumer reporting, was to substitute SVG pictures for the search and social icons.
We hope you discover the model adjustments an enchancment, and we’re concerned about your suggestions, together with any bug stories. We’ll be persevering with to work to enhance the location and construct upon the this newest relaunch because the yr progresses.