Readings for Lunch — [ 20 Apr 2018 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY

WEB DEVELOPMENT

Why it took a long time to build that tiny link preview on Wikipedia

Via Claudia Romano
On the surface it looks quite simple. It’s something many websites have already. It has an image and some text and shows when you hover over a link. Hardly groundbreaking stuff … or so it may seem.

TYPOGRAPHY

Helvetica Is Now An Encryption Device

Researchers have figured out a way to embed encryption into typed blocks of text on paper. Their secret weapon? Helvetica and Times New Roman.