Design Festival Podcast #7: Setting Standards-Friendly Web Type (Part 2)

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This week I continue and finish the second part of my “Setting standards-friendly web type” talk, having gone through getting custom type on the web (part 1, episode 1) to looking at setting that type all pretty by addressing size, measure, styles, weights, tracking, leading, and so forth.

DesignFestival Podcast Episode #7 – Video – Setting Standards-Friendly Web Type – Part 2 from SitePoint on Vimeo.

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Episode Summary

  • Brief recap of part one
  • Font styles, weights, tracking
  • Sizing type
  • Considerations to be made when mixing typefaces
  • Getting the right glyphs for the right characters
  • Marking paragraphs
  • Measures
  • Leading
  • Hanging punctuation
  • Text as UI
  • Grids

Audio Transcript

Coming shortly — stay tuned.

Simon Pascal KleinSimon Pascal Klein
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Pascal is a standardista graphic, web and front-end designer, and a rampant typophile. Born in Mainz, Germany—the birthplace of Gutenberg—he now works in Canberra as a contract designer and studies at the Australian National University. He's been actively engaged in the Open Source community and local web industry, notably as one of the unorganisers to first bring BarCamp to Canberra. He enjoys drinking in as much good type as he can get and has been happily bending beziers since 2004.

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