Monday 13th May, 2013
9:00am to 5:00pm
In this session, leading typography expert Jim Kidwell will guide you through best practices for integrating incredible web typography into your future projects. We'll look at the rise of Web Fonts, how to choose and combine font selections for legibility and aesthetic reasons, and more. We'll also delve deeper into enabling @font-face and take a look at the new OpenType typographic controls offered by CSS3, and what they mean for the increasingly achievable precision of your work. In the middle section, you’ll get a live web site to practice with and experiment on, along with access to thousands of web fonts. The last hour will be free experimentation and critiques of existing sites. Please bring a laptop computer, and if you'd like feedback on a current site, bring the URL. The last hour will be free experimentation and critiques of existing sites. Please bring a laptop computer, and a URL for a site you’d like feedback on.
What you'll learn:
+ How to make smart, project-appropriate typographic choices every time.
+ Best practices for working with web fonts: line spacing, contrast, and more.
+ The most common mistakes people make with custom web fonts.
+ Ways of attaining new precision in your type work with CSS3 (kerning, hyphenation etc.)
+ A look to the future, and what will be available, possible and supported across browsers with CSS3 and OpenType features, from basic typography to the weird and wonderful.
+ How to implement web fonts on a live site, in minutes.
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