My talk was on “Facing up to Fonts” the blurb for which went as follows:
Browser support for the typographical aspects of CSS is gradually increasing. Things are on the up. Richard will be trouncing the myth of web-safe fonts, demonstrating how to go beyond bold, detailing the technicalities of font embedding and exploring the commercial and ethical minefield therein. The introduction of font embedding in particular is a long-awaited step in the right direction. However it brings with it a host of complications; technical, ethical and aesthetic.
The take home points were:
- Think about typefaces beyond the core web fonts
- Make sure your font stacks make sense and are useful
- There’s more than regular and bold
- Font embedding is here and now
Jon’s talk was on “80% Science, 20% Art” and was described thusly:
Web typography is a toddler in the big bad world of competing displays, browsers and operating systems. Jon takes it by the hand, and discusses the science that comes before the art. It’ll be a celebration with lots of opportunity for questions and discourse. From exploring how fonts are rendered, to a quick refresher on typesetting and with a little history thrown in for good measure, it’s time to get your glyph on!