This blog post will explain how you can pick alternative characters that come with certain open type fonts like IBM Plex Mono and build a version of the font that will permanently turn these alternative character variants on.


How to customize and build the font Recursive - a versatile font for programming
Here’s a good resource for high quality app icons.


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If you’re looking to just copy-paste instructions, jump to the section below. For the longest time, I’ve been rocking IBM Plex Mono as my programming font. While it has served me well, I started to experiment with some newer monospaced typefaces to see if I could find one that was even more legible1. That experiment quickly devolved into a rabbit-hole evaluation of a bunch of new programming fonts. Hello Iosevka Eventually, I landed up with the font Iosevka:


This is such a fantastic post on how Apple sweats certain almost unnoticeable design details. I picked up a whole bunch of nuggets reading this article: …iPhone X rounded screen corners don’t use the classic rounding method where you move in a straight line and then arc using a single quadrant of a circle. Instead, the math is a bit more complicated. Commonly called a squircle, the slope starts sooner, but is more gentle.
I’m obsessed with typefaces and fonts 1. My programming productivity is irrationally dependent on the font I pick for my IDE. I have spent unhealthy amounts of time experimenting and trying different fonts for programming. I usually prefer a monospaced font and I’ve bounced between Inconsolata and Consolas in the past – both truly beautiful typefaces. Recently though, a design director at Instacart shared this link on the laws of UX (a fantastic read btw).


Twitter’s got a new logo. It’s clean and simple. But here’s a more astute observation from underconsideration.com : For the most part, all the news sources reporting on the revised bird have focused on its visual update, which I will get to soon, but the real story here is that Twitter has dropped its name from the logo. If you look at the opening image of this post, the change is quite drastic.