I’ve long had certain issues with modern
web development, and I even wrote a
little tool of my own to help
me manage such an environment. So I look for ways to minimise the complexity of my setups while still
maintaining some modern conveniences. Now I’ve started to use a setup that relies on TypeScript and
modern browsers’ builtin features. This is a very minimal setup consisting just of TypeScript, plain
CSS, and maybe a tiny build script.
Unicode contains a lot of great and useful things. And as things tend to go, people find creative uses for
them. It’s currently trendy to use some of Unicode’s special characters for “font effects”,
𝕝𝕚𝕜𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕖𝕩𝕒𝕞𝕡𝕝𝕖
(assuming you have good font support, you should see cool double struck letters reading “like this
example”). There are easy converters available for finding out the best
Honestly, some days it feels like web development is the art of building a self-aware network of node.js packages that sort of
does what you need it to do… until someone on the other side of the planet inserts a breaking change in a patch version and
the abomination you have created decides to set your house on fire instead.