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by Cindy Li
Audiences are the reason we invest time planning a design. Their very existence creates the factors that influence how we design. Appreciate the diversity of your users and think past the code into content, platform, accessibility, and cultural influences. Explore examples from around the globe and critique what works and what can be improved.
We finally have the ability to serve custom fonts to all popular browsers. However, as with everything in our profession, to succeed with web fonts we must navigate a minefield of gotchas and peculiarities between browsers, devices, and operating systems. Although fonts are a design asset, this talk will be deeply technical. We’ll look at what goes into a font file and how you can optimize font files for rendering and download performance, investigate common performance pitfalls made by most font delivery networks, and explore legal problems connected with font usage.
6th–8th February 2012