Fancy Ampersand

Dan Cederholm has long used the Baskerville Italic ampersand, and tells us to Use The Best Ampersand Available (also here). For better or worse, this has gotten to be ridiculously popular. If you'd like to use this fancy ampersand:

Script <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Style
.amp {
font-family: Baskerville, 'Goudy Old Style', Palatino, 'Book Antiqua', serif;
font-style: italic;
font-weight: normal;


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    As we all know, the newest fad is the stylized ellipses.

    Many people have taken to using “. . .” with the “:after” css selector. Me? I just hard code that beautiful baby right between the anchor tags!

    Best practice hint: I find it’s always faster to just go ahead and type “…” rather than “. . .” …but that’s just me.

    Just one more thing on this flavor of the month…I may be old school but the ellipses will always look best Times New Roman.

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      Or use “…” – for “Horizontal Elipsis”.

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      I’m trying to write the code for “Horizontal elipsis” in a code-block, but it gets replaced when I submit. It’s ampersand + hellip;

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    If I were you I would use @font-face to get even better ampersands!

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    Everytime I put it up on CSS on Blogger it won’t work!?

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