Web typog ra phy has in the past two years seen a resur gence in inter est and many would agree only rightly so, with most of the con tent on the web still tex tual. However the range of tech ni cal options avail able for set ting type on the web is quite broad—not to men tion the range of styl is tic choices available—and often con fus ing. This ses sion aims to demys tify the cur rent tech niques avail able to set type on the web by com paring and con trast ing the var i ous options at hand while offer ing a set of good defaults and safe advice for not only mak ing it acces si ble but also plea sur able to read.
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Presenters Simon Pascal Klein (@klepas) Guest: 陳 Jon Tan (@jontangerine)
Content Rundown Typography… a shared passion Current state of typography on the web (excluding webfonts) — “Typography is not just picking a ‘cool’ font”, CSS2.1, CSS3, and doing lots with the basics Webfonts & the tech side of things Extending beyond the desktop: mobile, and testing mobile typography for the BBC A hosting & licensing service: Fontdeck (the what, how, who) Awesome stuff in the pipe: Mapalong & Brooklyn Beta Recommendation of the week
Recommendations Jon: The New Typography by Jan Tschichold, The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst, and Detail in Typography by Jost Hochuli (all highly endorsed, and worth sniffing…).
More info and transcript: http://designfestival.com/design-festival-podcast-6-typography-with-jon-tan/
I catch up with Design Festival author Dennis Lembrée this week to chat about web accessibility, podcasting, and an accessible Twitter front-end he wrote called EasyChirp.