Many thanks to everyone who attended Wednesday’s Web Fonts Roundtable, and especially to our esteemed panelists (Jeffrey Veen, Jason Santa Maria, Nick Sherman, and Christian Schwartz) and co-sponsor Webtype. Download the audio or listen below.
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The Big Web Show #1: Web Fonts - 5by5
Dan Benjamin and Jeffrey Zeldman are joined by Richard Rutter, co-founder of Fontdeck and Clearleft, to discuss typography on the web and more.
The future of web typography is as uncertain as any other aspect of the medium, but one thing is for sure: it’s got momentum. At no other time has typography been taken so seriously by so many involved in the web, and that means there’s an awful lot of change and innovation to keep up with if you want to stay on the cutting edge of online type. In as much depth as 60 minutes will allow, this presentation will cover recent proposals and additions to CSS 3, from ligatures to hyphenation, synthesis to capitalisation, and much in between. It will cover the reasoning behind the new aspects of CSS 3, and reintroduce older properties which only now are becoming implemented and useful (and thus browser support will not be ignored either). No session on web typography would be complete without discussion of webfonts. There is still much learn in this field, both in what CSS can provide, and the technical implementation within browsers. But web typography is not just about CSS, or even good type setting. The bit that touches us most closely is the medium through which most of us read: text rendering and screens, and this presentation will discuss and demonstrate the cutting edge of both. Web typography is a hugely exciting part of web design, and the field that is moving most quickly. This presentation will give you everything you need to know to keep right on the spur of the serif, the apex of the ascender, and the edge of the curve.
Now that web designers suddenly face the challenge (and delight) of choosing fonts from an ever-growing selection, we thought it’s a good time to recommend some basic principles for making wise type choices.
- Stephen Coles
- Jason Santa Maria
- Tiffany Wardle
- Frank Chimero
In this weeks show Kevin and Jonas talk about the new office fridge, new mac gear, browser extensions, font fonter, and web development tools. http://zero1productions.com/webweekly/2010/07/30/remix/
Our first cast, with guest Jon Tan. Paul talks to Jon about Analog, type, fonts, and how they’re changing on the web.
The Big Web Show features special guests and topics like the future of publishing, art direction online, content strategy, web fonts and typography, CMS shootouts, HTML5 and CSS3, building an audience, and more.
Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin grill Ethan Dunham of Fontspring and Font Squirrel and Jeffrey Veen of Typekit (and other sites, too numerous to name) about one of your favorite subjects, “real fonts on your website” in this, our inaugural episode.
This week on the show we had a conversation with Veronika and José of TypeTogether. We talked to them about their education at Reading, designing type for different media, custom type work, and type on the web.
As always you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and find us on twitter @rbtlshow.
You can find more detailed shownotes at http://rbtl.us/post/146485185
This week on the show we talk all about type on the web. We discuss recent developments like Typekit, Font Bureau’s Permission table, and Spiekermann’s new typeface Axel. We also talk a bit about our own idea for a non-profit type foundry, a foundry based on donations that commissions type designers to design web fonts we can release for free on the web.
We’d love to hear your feedback about our non-profit type foundry idea. We’d also love to hear any news (or any corrections) about some of this new technology we’re talking about. Feel free to leave us a comment here, email us at email@example.com, or find us on twitter @rbtlshow.
More detailed shownotes can be found at http://rbtl.us/post/119503764