Where Web Typography Goes To Next

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Sunday 13th March, 2011

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

The future of web typography is as uncertain as any other aspect of the medium, but one thing is for sure: it's got momentum. At no other time has typography been taken so seriously by so many involved in the web, and that means there's an awful lot of change and innovation to keep up with if you want to stay on the cutting edge of online type.

In as much depth as 60 minutes will allow, this presentation will cover recent proposals and additions to CSS 3, from ligatures to hyphenation, synthesis to capitalisation, and much in between. It will cover the reasoning behind the new aspects of CSS 3, and reintroduce older properties which only now are becoming implemented and useful (and thus browser support will not be ignored either).

No session on web typography would be complete without discussion of webfonts. There is still much learn in this field, both in what CSS can provide, and the technical implementation within browsers.

But web typography is not just about CSS, or even good type setting. The bit that touches us most closely is the medium through which most of us read: text rendering and screens, and this presentation will discuss and demonstrate the cutting edge of both.

Web typography is a hugely exciting part of web design, and the field that is moving most quickly. This presentation will give you everything you need to know to keep right on the spur of the serif, the apex of the ascender, and the edge of the curve.

LEVEL: Advanced

About the speaker

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Richard Rutter

Designer, web typography evangelist, cyclist. Co-founder @Fontdeck & @Clearleft. bio from Twitter

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When

Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Sun 13th March 2011

Where

Ballroom C, Austin Convention Center

Session type

Solo

Session Hash Tag

#webtypography

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Official session page

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