Tufte CSS

The English language . . . becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.

George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language”

This blog uses tufte-css as the basis for its style. This document serves as an example of the various features included in Tufte CSS. See Tufte CSS, Dave Liepmann for a much longer and clearer explanation of how to use it.

Tufte CSS provides tools to style web articles using the ideas demonstrated by Edward Tufte’s books and handouts. Tufte’s style is known for its simplicity, extensive use of sidenotes, tight integration of graphics with text, and carefully chosen typography.

This is an exampleSidenotes are great!, of using a sidenote in line.

text = "We can use code blocks as you might expect"
if (text.length > 3)
    puts text
else
    raise "Too short!"
end