Pick fonts, tailor layouts, and find out how typography has changed because of the web.
📗 Flexible Typesetting, from A Book Apart: https://abookapart.com/products/flexible-typesetting
@typesetting Compassion is inspiring. Adobe bent a lot of policies to help get this family out in a good way because it was the right thing to do, and we admired Mark’s commitment.
‘Jamra knew that a Cherokee font would never be on an “all-time bestsellers” list … he was motivated by compassion.’ — https://typographica.org/typeface-reviews/phoreus-cherokee/
Over the past couple years I’ve been working on a solution to fluid typesetting that is easy to use and easy to implement. Finally I’m ready to share it. Introducing typetura ✨ http://typetura.com
Pushed some major updates to typetura.js: https://github.com/scottkellum/typetura.js
I’m extremely proud of this project and where it’s going! Still just the tip of the ice-burg.
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Flexible Typesetting concepts matter increasingly more, for websites and apps.
“One change is that the 11-inch iPad Pro doesn’t have a 4:3 (1.33:1) aspect ratio.” — @daringfireball https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/10/30/ipad-pro-tech-talk
Hey look! Flexible Typesetting mugs are now for sale: https://abookapart.com/products/book-cover-mug
The perfect beverage vessel for sipping, reading, and practicing typography.
Don’t miss this: https://www.tdc.org/event/tim-brown-flexible-typesetting-101/
Added a few more kind words: http://flexibletypesetting.com/
Tempo experiments: https://tbrown.org/notes/2018/09/27/tempo-experiments/
September is fading fast. Office hours next week (a few slots open): https://calendly.com/typesetting/30min/
I’ll be speaking at TDC this October! Let’s talk about flexible typesetting: https://www.tdc.org/event/tim-brown-flexible-typesetting-101/
(You should totally come. Especially if you’ve never been to the TDC.)
Great first day of office hours: choosing typefaces, variable fonts, design tools. It’s fun talking with smart people! Sign up here: https://calendly.com/typesetting/30min
I’m holding office hours this month, and there are still slots available. Sign up and let’s chat: https://calendly.com/typesetting/30min/09-11-2018
I’ve been thinking about how to distill all this advice about web font loading into a single ✅ checklist of important items that you can apply to today’s loading strategies and the next thing too.
The Web Font Loading Checklist https://www.zachleat.com/web/font-checklist/
The variable fonts tool in Firefox 62 basically make it the best browser. https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/09/variable-fonts-arrive-in-firefox-62/
Okay yes, Firefox 62 is coming out this week—the last major evergreen to include Variable Font support—but can we talk about this Firefox Devtools Fonts tab with Variable Font axis sliders??
I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation with Thomas Jockin, in which we delve deeper into some of my book’s definitions and reasoning: https://medium.com/type-thursday/how-can-flexible-typesetting-make-you-a-better-designer-62b7b2cf0061
Here, @timbrown shares ideas about how to practice typography, and how the craft is changing. He also wrote Flexible Typesetting, available from A Book Apart.
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