Typography for the Web

  • April 16, 2009 · 7:00 PM
  • theMechanism

Christy Gurga (theMechanism) will present different perspectives on formatting type online and demonstrate methods you can use right away. While only basic CSS knowledge is required, Christy will cover advanced techniques that are applicable for front-end developers of any level.

You'll learn how to establish the CSS foundation for your type using relative font sizes and ems, implement text replacement practices for specially formatted headers and polish your typography with extra detail.

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  • Jeffrey B.

    Thanks for the link, Mehboob. That link, and many others, are also available on theMechanism's blog, where Christy posted the slides, audio and 25 links from her presentation.

    http://themechanism.com/blog/2009/04/16/typography-for-the-web-ny-web-standards-meetup/

    May 8, 2009

  • Mehboob A.

    a blogger put up a test page with some samples..
    http://cameronmoll.com/articles/cufon/index.html

    May 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great presentation - thanks for all the resources.

    April 23, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    On the topic of this meetup, a provocative blog post that says to the font foundries who have essentially made it impossible to legally use their typefaces for the web: "fuck you, we don't need you"

    http://diveintomark.org/archives/2009/04/21/fuck-the-foundries

    April 22, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation Christy...Excellent Typography and CSS techniques.

    April 17, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Christy was well prepared and gave a great overview of the topic. I'm not a designer so I learned a LOT.

    April 17, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great overview of current techniques.

    April 16, 2009

  • Mehboob A.

    I think a follow-up with real-world experiences on SiFR and Cufon would be useful, in a few months?

    April 16, 2009

  • Mehboob A.

    Christie did a good overview, and emphasized a few best practices that were useful to know.

    April 16, 2009

  • karl n.

    I've tested out Sifr, Cufon, Typeface, @font-face, Flir and are really interested of what experience other ppl have about these different implementation methods.

    March 26, 2009

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