Web Fonts Backstage and On Stage

A session at Smashing Conference 2012

Tuesday 18th September, 2012

2:00pm to 2:45pm (CET)

The "big bang" of Web fonts in 2010 — when browsers started supporting downloadable fonts — started a revolution in Web typography. Being able to choose from a wide variety of fonts has given us new forms of expression and almost closed the gap to the printed world. Now that there are no major technical challenges any more and Web fonts are easy to "get to work", it is time to raise the bar: how can we make them look great? How do type design and rendering technology interact? What do Web fonts look like inside? How do foundries optimize their fonts? What can the font user contribute to make the final result look as good as it possibly gets?

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Tim Ahrens

Type designer running Just Another Foundry. Also, consultant for @typekit, maker of the @rmxtools. bio from Twitter

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Time 2:00pm2:45pm CET

Date Tue 18th September 2012

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