More Perfect Typography

A presentation at Build in in Belfast, UK by Tim Brown

This was my first conference talk. I used it to introduce modular scales to web designers, and to encourage people to use type as a compositional foundation. I stuck with pixels and did not mention relative font sizing because I felt it would make the presentation too complex. These same concepts work with relative units and new CSS layout techniques.

Official blurb: At long last, designers can use real fonts on the web. But what now? Where do we go from here? Tim Brown has been studying type on the web for seven years, and has lots of ideas to share. In this talk, Tim will guide you through using typographic tools and perspectives that will change the way you design websites. Typography is an ancient art and craft; we are merely its latest practitioners. By looking to our tradition for guidance, we might once more attain our finest typographic achievements in this new medium.


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