Articles posted on February 26th, 2003

Curly Quotes

Wednesday, February 26th, 2003 • 11:35 pm

Have to agree with John Gruber in his response to Cory Doctorow’s item against curly quotes: Proper typographic punctuation is 400-year-old news. That it’s considered exotic, or even non-standard, on today’s web is embarrassing. The solution isn’t for everyone to LIMIT themselves to the same character set used on 1970’s-era VT-100 terminals. The solution is […]

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Word X: Where are the live scrollbars?

Wednesday, February 26th, 2003 • 1:35 am

For many years now, windows in the classic Mac OS and later in Mac OS X have featured what is sometimes called a “live scrollbar”, i.e. a scrollbar widget whose size varies depending on the proportion of the entire window contents that is actually visible with the current window size. For example, in this window: […]

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