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"the only person who cares about your custom fonts is you"

In my case, you could just replace 'custom fonts' with 'website'.

@kev this reminds me of my old boss who had the exact same opinion about stylesheets. Thought all non-local styles should be abolished.

@kev you can imagine his thoughts on HTML emails.

@basil hahaha...oh, he was one of **those** people. ๐Ÿ™‚

@basil @kev I have colleagues who will die on the hill of inline replies in emails.

@basil @kev I enjoy doing top posting replies to their inline replies. Or replying saying they sent an empty email.

@basil @kev good boss. HTML emails are the bane of my existence.

@basil I don't know about that mate. Maybe if you wrote on it once in a while... ๐Ÿ˜‰

@kev still getting my breath back from that 100 days shenanigans, frankly.

Fantastic article @kev! Iโ€™ve been meaning to audit one of my sites for ages and your post displays everything in a simple no bs manner. Although I must say Iโ€™m quite partial to my web fonts ๐Ÿค“

@drh hey, 6 out of 7 isnโ€™t bad. Just remember, no one cares about your web fonts but you! ๐Ÿ˜‚


Not related to WordPress but relevant for its userbase: in many cases SVG images are incredibly effective for replacing high definition PNG images, while sadly I see many use the latter also for extremely minimal graphics.

@alexl agreed. SVG donโ€™t pixelate either. My avatar on my homepage is SVG and I think itโ€™s like 6KB.

@kev @alexl but that is only effective for iconography? I don't think there's a simple way to convert images from (RAW) PNG to SVG? Maybe HEIF would be a better solution for that?

@RyuKurisu @kev

This is Inkscape 1.0 splashscreen in SVG:

Do you call these graphics "iconography"? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Not to mention SVGs can be animated! See WebMonetization's logo:

@kev thank you for sharing. Useful advice. ๐Ÿ™Œ

@kev I've been reading your recent #WordPress posts with interest. May I suggest a future post about the plugins you use and specifically if you use Jetpack and why (not)?

@metbril hi, I wrote such a post some time ago (linked below). It does need updating though, as I no longer run any of the IndieWeb stuff.

I don't use JetPack, mainly because I think it's expensive for what it is.

@kev Re: JetPack. Do you mean expensive in the sense of resource usage (page speed) or in the sense of money for the paid service? I would only use the free functionality, but feel it's bloated and taking over my site.

@metbril I mean expensive monetarily. As I understand it, any code/functionality that isn't use in JetPack isn't loaded, so it won't cause a significant amount of bloat.

The plans are so confusing with JetPack, I've never really looked into it with any seriousness.

@kev a maximum of 3 seconds? Kids these days! I still remember the days of dialup ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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