You’ll learn to…
- Use typography as a basis for responsive design
- Set type for readability across multiple devices
- Improve web font performance
- Use advanced CSS3 features
You’re dealing with different screen sizes and resolutions. You may already be trying to integrate responsive web design in your process as a way to account for this mobile reality. You may well be daunted by the sheer number of devices out there.
Typography can come to the rescue…
Find out how from Richard Rutter. He’ll describe how to make web typography work across any number of different devices, and how it can and should be the basis of any responsive web design.
He’ll tell you why good typography matters (you may be surprised) and how to perfect the typography in your own designs using OpenType and cutting-edge CSS features you can safely use right now.
Richard will take you through the how and why of choosing web fonts and pairing typefaces, and he’ll describe a range of options for optimizing the display of web fonts across different devices.
Use typography as a basis for responsive design
You'll see real-world examples of when to use—and not use—certain
- Differentiate between typography for impact v. immersion
- Be among the first to use a page Richard is creating to help you choose
Set type for readability across multiple devices
You'll become an authority on how typography affects UX.
- Dig into the importance of micro-typography in creating an experience
- See how to use small caps, tabular numerals, and old-style numerals
Improve web font performance
You'll hear several different ways to load fonts faster.
- Get an overview on how media queries can improve or disrupt performance
- Load fonts more quickly, especially on small screens
Use advanced CSS3 features
You'll stop only using screen sizes to define your designs.
- See how and why typography can define the way your design should respond
- Find out what to consider when designing and developing mobile-first
Well, beside being really smart, he’s got that cool English accent. Ok. Ok… Richard is an information architect living in Brighton, England. He specializes in user-centered design with particular emphasis on accessibility and web standards. Richard is an accomplished technical editor and has contributed to numerous books including Beginning CSS Web Development and HTML Utopia.
Richard is also a specialist in web accessibility and co-wrote Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance. Richard also co-wrote Blog Design Solutions in which he explains how to design your own weblog application. Richard’s writings features regularly in magazines such as .Net.
Before setting up Clearleft, Richard worked as the project lead on Multimap’s hugely successful public site. He was responsible for rebuilding Multimap.com to web standards, a cost saving move which made the site more accessible and faster.