Thu, Jul 18, 2013
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
72 North 2nd Street (at Arch Street)
Let's take your typographic superpowers to the web: evaluating webfont services to find the right one, the differences between typefaces for print and web, and using modern tools to take your type skills to the web. Type-rrific! (I’m so sorry.)
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
What to look for in good web fonts
How to work with webfonts and webfont services like Typekit, Fontdeck,
Google Fonts, and Typecast
How to win friends and influence people
WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW?
A basic to intermediate level of typography is recommended. If the words “x-height”, “counter”, and “em” are foreign to you, you should probably brush up on your type skills before you show up. Also, you should have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS. This ain’t no disco!
WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING?
Pencils, markers, and paper will be supplied
Dan Mall is an award-winning designer from Philadelphia, an enthralled husband, and new dad. As the Founder & Design Director at SuperFriendly, Dan and his team defeat apathy and the forces of evil with heroic creative direction, design, & strategy. He’s also co-founder of Typedia, the Businessology Show, and swfIR. Dan was formerly Design Director at Big Spaceship, Interactive Director at Happy Cog, and a technical editor for A List Apart, and singer/keyboardist for contemporary-Christian band Four24. He writes about design and other issues on Twitter and on his industry-recognized site, danielmall.com.
Must bring your own laptop. Light refreshments provided.
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