Designing with Web Fonts: Type, Responsively

You can't design 'content first' without good typography, but there's more to it than just dropping in a line of Javascript or linking to some CSS. We'll cover things like:

  • Font services vs. self-hosting (smackdown-style)
  • Where they work (and where they don't)
  • Performance (and how to get more of it)
  • Icon fonts (even MORE resolution independence)
  • Mobile use (benefits and bear traps)
  • Fallbacks, FOUT & Freakouts (don't present to clients without this)
  • Super Fancy (ff)eatures (ligatures & other Open Type goodness)

Don't get me wrong—I love web fonts and good typography—but it is still a bit 'Wild West' out there, so it pays to be prepared.

Track: 
Frontend
Experience level: 
Intermediate
Speaker(s): 
jpamental