Attended an online workshop about Gothic Calligraphy organised by Prajwal Xavier and it was worth the effort. He provided lot of workesheets and a set of basic tools for doing calligraphy. It was a two hour workshop over the weekend and it really helped to understand the basics.
Houdini is a set of low-level APIs that exposes parts of the CSS engine, giving developers the power to extend CSS by hooking into the styling and layout process of a browser’s rendering engine. The Houdini task force consists of engineers from Mozilla, Apple, Opera, Microsoft, HP, Intel and Google working together to expose certain parts of the CSS engine to web developers.