Pick fonts, tailor layouts, and find out how typography has changed because of the web.
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@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.” — @firstname.lastname@example.org https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/10/30/ipad-pro-tech-talk
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The perfect beverage vessel for sipping, reading, and practicing typography.
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/