A live-coding demonstration of a whole bunch of new techniques and tips. It includes all sorts of dynamic typography ideas, light mode, variable fonts, and a bit more. This was originally put together for Smashing Conference, and given in a live coding/demonstration format. It’s the first time I’ve had the chance to do this, and while slightly terrifying, I’m pretty pleased with how it went!
A weekly newsletter I publish with tips and resources about web typography.
Brand new! IBM has just released a 2-axis (width and weight) variable version of Plex Sans.
Scott Kellum and Sal Hernandez’ fluid typesetting tool. Really interesting, and able to scale more than just type. Well worth a look!
Great run-down on different techniques for dealing with day/night modes on the web.
I guide I wrote on the MDN site covering the basics of implementing variable fonts.
A collection of demos I've created on CodePen for you to play with!
Lots of links, articles, books, talks and whatnot
Good for less techy and more designy/brandy folks as well.
Explore the new fonts tab in the Firefox Dev Tools that will show you everything available in a given font (normal or variable, but let’s all agree that the variable ones are way cooler)
Wentin is a designer/developer at Adobe, and she has pioneered some truly unique and compelling UI ideas for working with variable fonts. Really amazing stuff.
Simple drag-and-drop web interface to discover all the features available in a given font file.
It's an earlier beta, but still an interesting experiment. Hoping a fuller release will be out by the end of the year.
The original variable fonts playground.
(Variable font is a beta, but you should ask them about it and tell 'em I sent ya)
Nick Sherman's variable fonts catalog site
David Jonathan Ross' design is what forms the primary typography for the talk and for my own site.
This is a fantastic typeface, and it was a real treat to design the demo page for it's introduction.
One of the first variable fonts, and still one of the most compelling ones to showcase the breadth of possibilities.
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