CSS3 OpenType: The New Web Typography Frontier

A session at WebVisions Portland 2012

Thursday 17th May, 2012

1:30pm to 2:15pm (PST)

Web typography is changing dramatically thanks to browser support for @font-face and server-based 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:

  • how @font-face server-based web fonts work, and what options they replace
  • choices for enabling @font-face, from self-hosting to web font services
  • both font-independent and OpenType features, and how to tell which web fonts support which OpenType features.
  • see these features in action on web pages, from workhorse everyday typography to the surprising and bizarre, via fonts created by Phinney and friends
  • other CSS 3 typographic features such as kerning and hyphenation
  • state and near future of advanced typography support in browsers
  • “correct” typographic use of all these new features

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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 1:30pm2:15pm PST

Date Thu 17th May 2012


D137/138, Oregon Convention Center

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