Web typography workshop part two


In the second of our typography workshops we will focus on using type to enhance the presentation of our content. From an existing design with minimal type treatment, we will slowly enhance the typography from basic CSS type properties to the new shiny like Open Type Features.

In the workshop we will cover the following:

- Broad overview of fonts on the web

- Choosing and pairing fonts

- Units of measure

- Setting a typographic scale

- Basic CSS type properties: color, sizing, line-height, etc

- Advanced CSS type properties: Open Type Features

As an attendee you should have some knowledge of HTML and CSS (or be willing to learn). If you have a laptop, bring it with you.


We’re continuing to use meetup's messaging functionality while we look for a better way to keep you notified about RSVPs and things.

If you haven’t done so already, please make sure that you have notifications turned on for the website (under Settings > Email Updates > CTFEDs (https://www.meetup.com/account/comm/ctfeds/)) and for the native app if you use it. Please also add meetup.com messages to your contacts ([masked] and [masked] are both used) so that the mails don’t get filed under Junk by mistake.

About the (special) RSVPs

There are only 20 spaces available for this workshop, so we’re doing special RSVPs.

Short version: you’ll need to confirm your attendance before the workshop.

Longer version: when you RSVP here you’ll be added to the Waiting List. Before the workshop we’ll contact you via meetup, asking for confirmation of your attendance. When you reply to this message, we’ll update your RSVP to Yes. If you don’t reply to this message, you won’t be able to attend the workshop. Eep!

Thank you!


About the facilitators

Justin Slack is head of design, user experience, and front-end development at New Media Labs (http://newmedialabs.co.za/). He is fluent in HTML and CSS, and slightly obsessive about typography, web standards, and user experience.

Danielle Eriksen: artist and graphic designer turned front-end developer, with a long and winding path in-between... Currently growing her skills as a front-ender with the New Media Labs (http://newmedialabs.co.za/) team and enjoying every minute of it! Loves learning new things and sharing with others. When not gardening, playing with cats or puzzling out the next problem that needs solving, she dedicates her time and energy to introducing newcomers to Ruby on Rails with the RailsBridge Cape Town (https://railsbridgecapetown.org/) group, and helps teach and encourage young girls in Tech as part of Code 4 CT (http://code4ct.com/).


Attendees must read and follow our Code of Conduct (http://ctfeds.org/code-of-conduct/). Thanks! :)



As you enter Black River Park (http://www.blackriverpark.co.za/) you will see the stairs to the entrance. Remember those :)
The visitors bays are through the booms to the right as you enter.
Once you have parked return to the stairs and enter the complex courtyard. You will see a lift on the far side of the courtyard.
Take that to the second floor and New Media Labs (http://newmedialabs.com/) is directly opposite the lift as you exit. Ring the buzzer.