Typography:Internet::Butter:Southern Cooking

Typography:Internet::Butter:Southern Cooking

We, as people of the internet, all share one thing in common: typography. Regardless of job titles, geography, or language, the web is a typographic medium that has finally come of age. More people know about the existence of fonts outside Times New Roman, Papyrus or Comic Sans than ever before, even having a few favorites! It's easy to get caught up in colors, images and videos jostling for our attention and overlook the subtle role words and prose play in our everyday lives.

I presented some foundations of typography, thoughts on how to design with it, and techniques/tools to use, design and improve your typography skills. You'll hear strange words like slugs, kerning, pangolins and grids. Whether you're new to the whole "font" thing or a seasoned typographic designer, there's something here for you.

Presented at Refresh the Triangle, at Bronto Headquarters in Durham, North Carolina and at WordCamp Raleigh in 2012.

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Jonathan Stephens

August 30, 2012
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