I write about ideas in progress from my desk. I’m a Principal Designer @microsoftdesign working on Fluent. Previously lead the design team for Outlook.

Weekly Newsletter
February 11, 2021
Quitting Twitter and Slowing Down

Quitting Twitter—2020 was the year where social media exploded. “Thanks” to we know who, it's taken such a heavy place for news and media.

I remember back in 2010 when I moved to New York. Instagram had just launched (on mobile) and Twitter was nerdy and small. I used both of the new platforms to meet people in real life. It was open and exciting. The noise could be turned into real life experiences.

I still think corners of these platforms are healthy but most of it has turned into noise. I started thinking about ways to remove myself from the chaos. I tried disabling for a week, but I was always pulled back in. I also was having a hard time with the idea of losing the clout I had built over the years...

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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