The italics are faked obliques by the browser. Small Caps as well, from the looks of it.
I love projects like this. For my own article style boilerplate, I created typesettings.css (http://mikemai.net/typesettings). I am gonna inspect the hell out of this and learn from it.
One thing that bugs me though, why isn't the author using aside and figure elements in the demo html?
- he's using h2's instead of h1's in de
This is a cool project! Thanks for sharing.
Pity the sidenotes don't seem to be responsive. Pretty cool otherwise.