Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR’s): Soft Launch

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

Oldstyle figures for better statute number legibility

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

If Only California Statutes had Names

I've run into the oddest problem as I add the California Codes to WebLaws.org. The Sections, the actual statutes themselves, are not given any kind of name as they are in other states. Here are the basic burglary statutes of Oregon and California: Oregon: ORS 164.215, Burglary in the Second Degree. California: Penal Code Section … Continue reading If Only California Statutes had Names