source code for practicaltypography.com?
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I’ve been asked about this by @chipotle and others. There aren’t any state secrets in the source code for practicaltypography.com. But because that source has evolved in tandem with the Pollen system — and hasn't been polished to the same degree — it has some leftover cruft and idiosyncratic maneuvers that aren’t especially educational.
For now, my focus is finishing a full draft of the docs (especially the tutorials, which are foundational). Then I'll go back and add real-world examples, including practicaltypography.com.
In the meantime, if anyone has questions about how such-and-such was accomplished, post your question here & I’ll be happy to explain.
I thought it might be useful until you get the tutorial done, but I can be (relatively) patient. :) I suspect my questions would be at a sufficiently high level that answering them is best left for the tutorial -- for instance, how you get from the short example of markup in the quick tutorial to something that's as comfortable to write in as Markdown is for longer text. (Or nearly so. Converting double-returns to paragraph markers is probably nine-tenths of that in practice!)
Most of the key techniques behind practicaltypography.com have now been revealed in the third tutorial.