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Monthly Archives: April 2009


This month, I presented "Typography for the Web" at the NY Web Standards Meetup. Right now, typography on the web has been receiving lots of attention from both designers and developers alike—designers wanting to know what their constraints are and developers wanting to know the best practices for implementing advanced typography. I covered a wide range of topics so that people can continue to research and learn about this rapidly-changing field.

Slides, photos, video and audio from "Typography for the Web"

Listen to the event:

Watch "Typography for the Web" on Ustream.tv and view photos from it on Flickr!

Here is a list of resources that follow along with the topics covered in the presentation:

Building a foundation

Formatting headings

Noticing the details

And more!

What are some of your favorite typography resources? How do you feel about one type of replacement technique over another? Please continue the conversation in the comments below

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The New York Web Standards Meetup Group will meet this Thursday (16 April 2009) at theMechanism at 7:00 pm.

Christy Gurga (theMechanism) will present different perspectives on formatting type online and demonstrate methods you can use right away. While only basic CSS knowledge is required, Christy will cover advanced techniques that are applicable for front-end developers of any level.

You'll learn how to establish the CSS foundation for your type using relative font sizes and ems, implement text replacement practices for specially formatted headers and polish your typography with extra detail.

16 April 2009 . 7:00 pm
theMechanism
440 9th Avenue 8th Floor
New York, NY 10001 [map]

RSVP now!

Please note—This meetup is currently full and the waiting list is quite long. If you know you won't be able to make it, please update your RSVP.

Please contact theMechanism if you'd like to present at a future New York Web Standards meetup.