I recently read Cold Comfort Farm for the first time, and was brought up short by the publisher’s note on typography and orthography, particularly the use of -ize as opposed to -ise as a word ending.
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Anyone who knows anything about the booky side of me knows that I love fonts. I try not to be too gimmicky about them and I avoid a lot of the “script” and “brush” fonts, as I’m not really a graphic designer doing posters, but I do try to find a font for a book body that suits the content.
I don’t consider myself to be a complete idiot when it comes to computers, but HTML and Web sites drive me up the wall, even with products like Adobe’s Muse (now, sadly, RIP) and the like. So I’ve bitten the bullet and signed up for a paid WordPress site to replace whatever went before. At the moment it is obviously a WordPress site, but it will eventually (in a day or so if I’m lucky) have its own domain.
It’s taking me a little longer to get it going than I thought it would, but slowly but surely I am getting there. Eventually, I hope to be able to add all kinds of wonderful things, but for now, only the Sherlock Ferret books are being featured. More will appear soon, but there are only 24 hours in a day, and I only have 10 fingers.
Even though WordPress is much easier to use than it ever was, and most templates are responsive, meaning there are still problems with different browsers, HTML is far from a true WYSIWIG solution.
Which is why, I suppose, I still prefer books. But then, all new technology has its problems.