Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Responsive Typography: Design for Meaning, Not for Screen Size (O'Reilly)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / 10am PST

Responsive Typography is the notion that our type must move and change and adapt just as the rest of our designs do as users shift from device to desktop and beyond. In fact, it may have a bigger impact on readability and usability than any other aspect of design. In this webcast led by Jason Pamental, author of Responsive Typography, we'll talk about:

The '4 Ps' of Responsive Web Type:
    Performance - load what you need, when you need it (and how to manage the process)
    Progression - ensure that all devices get a good design and enhance the experience for devices/browsers that can handle it
    Proportion - one scale doesn't fit all screens and I'll show a more modern scale that can help make designs work better on all devices
    Polish - Great design is details, and type is no different - I'll show how to add refinements like ligatures, fractions, swashes and more, quickly and easily

Combine these ideas and you've got flexible, appropriate, and dare I say fabulous typography for your site that works on virtually every platform and device.