Talking Type and Design at South by Southwest

Talk of South by Southwest seems to come around quicker each year. I’m already looking forward to heading back to Austin, not least of all because I may get the chance to be on a couple of great panels (please cast a thumbs up if you like the sound of the panels).

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First up is Is Your Website Heading for a Car-Wreck? with Alan Colville, Jon Tan and Giles Colborne. We’ll be looking at three cool websites that turned into car wrecks and discuss what went wrong and how disaster could have been avoided. We’ll have some fun ripping apart the good-ideas-gone-bad, disastrous user experience and shoddy implementation, but more importantly we’ll try to get across where and how all of these things could be avoided and how you can stop your website heading the same way.

I also hope to be joining Jon on Get Your Glyph On 2, a reprise of our typography panel from last year, in which Elliot Jay Stocks, Ian Coyle, Jon and I were admirably moderated by Samantha Warren. There’s been an awful lot of movement on web typography this year, particularly with the impending arrival of font services such as Fontdeck, so we’ll have a load to talk and argue about.

The SxSW panel picker also reveals a few other very promising web typography panels:

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Panel or not, I’m sure I’ll end up at South by Southwest again next year, so hopefully I’ll see you there too.