Speaking on typography at SxSW 2007?

This year, SxSW Interactive is enabling attendees to vote for the ‘most appealing’ panels to be featured in the conference. The Panel Proposal Picker Round Two is now live; if you select ‘web design/graphics’ and scroll down a bit you’ll see a panel called Web Typography Sucks which – if chosen – will be presented by myself and Mark Boulton.

The blurb seems to have got a bit mangled, but we’ll be banging on about why web typography shouldn’t suck, and what can be done about it from a design and technical perspective. We hope to have plenty of novel stuff in there, covering new ground with many techniques. We also intend to offer a foundation on which typography can be integrated throughout a web team – from copy writers to developers. There’s a lot of great panels to choose from, but if web typography is your thing, and our topic sounds appealing, then please give us a vote.

I'm speaking at SxSW 2007

Update. We’re in! Thanks to all who voted for us – I can confirm that Mark and I will be speaking on web typography at SxSW 2007. Now to knuckle down and get writing that talk.