16 comments

  • Joshua SortinoJoshua Sortino, 5 years ago

    Have you ever gone on a Wikipedia expedition, trying to learn everything you can about a certain subject? I know I have.

    Props to this guy for finding a way to turn his hunger for knowledge into something usable.

    6 points
    • Benjamin FritzBenjamin Fritz, 5 years ago

      I concur. If he gets the resources and time necessary why shouldn't he make his idea come as close to perfection as he can and want?

      1 point
      • Marcel Wichmann Marcel Wichmann , 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

        I'm happy for him that he does get the time and resources to do what he pleases but as soon as you throw something boring as "business value" into the discussion, he might want to use his time on a task that's more... palpable.

        1 point
        • Benjamin FritzBenjamin Fritz, 5 years ago

          I bet, as Ev manages Medium, he touched "business values" from time to time in the past.

          0 points
  • Sabih MirSabih Mir, 5 years ago

    I can't tell if I should be appalled or amazed they spent so much time on that detail.

    Probably a bit of both. Good read!

    3 points
  • Jon KantrowitzJon Kantrowitz, 5 years ago

    Yes details matter, but this is overkill on such a detail that actually isn't one that adds up to affect the entire experience of Medium.

    1 point
  • Updula LeeUpdula Lee, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    This is just... TOO MUCH

    1 point
  • Jim NielsenJim Nielsen, 5 years ago

    Typography on the web has been largely ignored, as browser manufacturers have found other features more compelling than implementing ways to control typographic details that most people wouldn't notice.

    I think it's cool this guy (and Medium) have time to refine typography on the web with what tools they have. By spending time and labor on things like this they're placing a bet these little details matter. I for one hope they win that bet and their attention to typographic detail pays off.

    1 point
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 5 years ago

    i liked it better before.

    0 points
  • Alec MolloyAlec Molloy, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    This is incredible. Way too much time spent on this, but it is discussions like these that lead to better CSS specifications.

    I too would love to see more CSS control over how underlines work. I've been trying to get custom underlines working on my site and spent a whole evening to just get my links to look like this.

    0 points
  • Brad McNallyBrad McNally, 5 years ago

    Surprisingly good read!

    0 points