Carter Sande

carter.sande@duodecima.technology @__cartr__ | gitlab.com/cartr

Co-author of Hello World! 2nd Edition

Things I've made


Why did iOS 9 remove the ability to change checkmark colors with CSS?

In iOS 9, U+2714 HEAVY CHECK MARK is included in Apple’s set of emoji characters. Just like the other emojis, it’s drawn as a full-color bitmap instead of a single-color vector glyph, so you can’t change its color with CSS. (In fact, there’s no guarantee that the check mark will even be black. Other platforms draw it in a variety of different colors!)

To get iOS to draw the check mark as regular text that you can recolor, you need to use a U+FE0E VARIATION SELECTOR-15 character. If you put that variation selector character right after a ✔, iOS will use the regular text version (✔︎) instead of the emoji version (✔). OS X doesn’t have an emoji variant, so these look the same, but on iOS the variants look slightly different:

The regular text version and emoji version on iOS.

In HTML, you can add the character by putting a ︎ directly following your check marks.

Originally posted on stackoverflow.com

Fun fact: Canada has a national font! The Canadian government downloaded it for free off the Internet. thestar.com/news/insight/2… #CanadaDay

Originally posted on twitter.com

Got a third-row seat to the keynote at #WWDC2016!

Originally posted on twitter.com

Fun fact: Google Drive has a URL that runs SQL queries on spreadsheets. Here's all US states with O in name: #gafe docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…

Originally posted on twitter.com

My team won the @AppLovin Apple TV Hackathon!

Originally posted on twitter.com

ChartFudge for iOS

Don’t get caught up in drudgery, engage in chart-fudgery! ChartFudge is now available as a native iOS app!

Originally posted on itunes.apple.com

I made a little website where you can guess which text generation method was used to write Harry Potter fan fiction: carter.sande.duodecima.technology/generation-met…

Originally posted on twitter.com

So my @Koding #hackathon app didn't make it into the top 100. Oh well, I still had lots of fun making it!

Originally posted on twitter.com

My @koding #hackathon project lets you make convincing fake line charts

Originally posted on twitter.com

Spotted a little Comic Sans at the fanciest hotel in Canada

Originally posted on twitter.com

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