Typ09 Mexico City

Speaker details

John Daggett

Software Engineer Mozilla Japan | Japan

John Daggett works on the graphics and text components of Firefox, a cross-platform web browser. He is a member of the CSS Working Group and the editor of the CSS3 Fonts specification. His interests are in richer text and graphics on the web via improvements to open standards.

Presentation details

Advancing Web Typography

Session 71 | Room Anahuac room 1
Thursday 29 October | 10:40 – 11:20

Duration: 40 minutes

Typography on the web often boils down to the use of CSS font properties to control text layout using a small set of universally available fonts. We will discuss how basic CSS font properties work, the font matching process and differences across platforms and browsers. The use of downloadable fonts has the potential to dramatically change the typographic landscape on the web. We will discuss the CSS @font-face downloadable font mechanism and the state of current implementations, touching briefly on the associated font license conundrum. Proposals for adding better typographic controls to CSS will also be discussed.

Web fonts discussion panel

Panel session NA | Room Anahuac room 1
Thursday 29 October | 16:40 – 17:20

Duration: 40 minutes

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