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July 28, 2020

Using Variable Fonts on the Web

Join us for this ½ day online workshop on July 28th that will introduce you to variable fonts, what they’re good for, where to get them, how to use them, and why everyone on your team should care about using them.

This workshop will cover
  • Variable Fonts 101: what’s an axis?
  • CSS syntax: details, support, and integrating with existing sites
  • Replacing static fonts with variable ones while still supporting older browsers
  • Optical size: what it is, and how it can make type work better
  • Use more styles: how and why
  • Dark mode
  • Finding variable fonts: web catalogs, foundry sites, and sources
  • How to self-host and set up your own @font-face rules
  • Google Fonts catalog
  • Performance: top tips & techniques
  • How to convince your team/bosses/type vendor to use variable fonts

Workshop Instructor is Jason Pamental
Jason is a seasoned design and user experience strategy leader with over 20 years’ experience on the web in both creative and technical roles. He researches and writes on typography for the web, including articles for .Net Magazine, PRINT Magazine, HOW, and Monotype.com. He’s also the author of Responsive Typography from O’Reilly, and a frequent podcast guest.

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