CSS3 OpenType: The New Web Typography Frontier

A session at WebVisions Chicago 2012

Friday 28th September, 2012

11:15am to 12:00pm (CST)

Web typography is changing dramatically thanks to browser support for @font-face and server-based web fonts. Web designers now have thousands of font choices where they once had just a dozen. But beyond @font-face, CSS 3 introduces myriad new OpenType typographic controls, bringing a level of typographic precision to web design previously seen only in print.

Covered in this presentation:

  • Quick refresher on @font-face server-based web fonts
  • How to tell which web fonts support which OpenType features
  • Everyday features for websites: ligatures, kerning, oldstyle numbers and true small caps
  • Intermediate features: stylistic sets, calligraphic and script fonts, and more
  • “Correct” typographic use of these new features
  • Advanced features: fonts that censor naughty words, predict the future, and translate languages for you
  • Features in action on web pages, from workhorse everyday typography to the surprising and bizarre, via fonts created by Phinney and friends
  • State and near future of advanced typography support in browsers

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Thomas Phinney

Fonts & typography geek. Loves everything to do with type. Works for Extensis on WebINK. bio from Twitter

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Time 11:15am12:00pm CST

Date Fri 28th September 2012

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