I'm really happy to announce that I moved the Texas Codes to our always-up-to-date platform. The last refresh times are shown on the main index page, as well as every statute section page, right below the link to the original source document: Screenshot taken on May 6, 2019 Now the Codes join the Nevada Revised … Continue reading Texas Codes, now updated nightly
Here's a sample of the new, always up-to-date, OAR site: Initial design. Live page. This new public service is the result of many late nights and weekend work. (This is still a part-time labor of love!) I want to get it in front of everyone to help guide the design and make it useful. I'm … Continue reading Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR’s): Soft Launch
Hi Everyone, A short note to let you know that after a weekend of work, I've updated the oregonlaws.org ORS to show the 2018 session laws. E.g.: The next update will come in 2020, when the state publishes the 2019 ORS. In the meantime, I'm moving the ORS to the new nightly update system. This … Continue reading ORS updated with 2018 amendments
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The current edition of the ORS is live on oregonlaws.org, faster and more reliable.
This is a quick note to inform everyone that I've begun importing the 2017 ORS.
Q: What do avid bicyclists and handgun owners have in common?
A: Two things are a need to know the law, and a desire to discuss it.
The U.S. Postal Service denied our FOIA request for a list of current ZIP Codes, because the information is "proprietary business information" and its release would not be considered a "good business practice".
I've been re-evaluating fonts for WebLaws.org, and one issue that caught my eye is the style of the numerals. In running text, these proportional oldstyle numbers (font: Buenard) are perfect: they visually flow with the text. The wide variations in figure height and positioning help the reader unambiguously read the number. But in a vertical navigation bar, … Continue reading Oldstyle figures for better statute number legibility
I spent a couple of hours today looking at web fonts for legible reference text. After reading the New York Times experiment finding that Baskerville is "the king of fonts", I thought I'd give it a try, comparing it with a couple of others for legibility. I first researched web fonts that I could test … Continue reading Reference text web fonts: ITC vs. URW Baskerville vs. Buenard vs. Caslon