CSS3 OpenType: The New Web Typography Frontier
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
About the speaker
Fonts & typography geek. Loves everything to do with type. Works for Extensis on WebINK.
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