GitHub now uses default system font(github.com)

over 3 years ago from Dominik Schmidt, kreativgebiet.com

  • Zach ReedZach Reed, over 3 years ago

    You may not see it, because it's still 50/50 A/B test, apparently. https://twitter.com/mdo/status/752561058011754496 && https://twitter.com/mdo/status/752561679829872640

    0 points
    • Mark Otto, over 3 years ago

      Not an A/B test, just a (slightly) slow roll out :).

      7 points
      • Zach ReedZach Reed, over 3 years ago

        Ahhh, that makes sense. Nice! :D

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      • Mathieu CMathieu C, over 3 years ago

        Why this choice? Is it just for performance?

        3 points
      • Jeff L, over 3 years ago

        Also curious about why this roll out decision

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        • Mark Otto, over 3 years ago

          We feature flag just about every change we do for ease of implementation. It gets our code into production faster for us to test and makes for a smoother release thanks to our internal tools. When we're ready to ship, we just select what percentage to enable that feature flag for—1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 75, or 100%. Goal is to not make the site explode for our users :).

          For a font change like this, that wasn't the major concern, but rolling it out incrementally did give me a safety blanket of sorts. In other changes, where we might overhaul a view or unveil a new feature, we want to make sure we don't trigger tons of exceptions inadvertently. A slower rollout means it's easier to respond to those things before they get out of hand.

          Hope that helps!

          12 points