Web Typography

Harbour Front #12

One more Harbour Front this year before we take a short Christmas and New Years break. And we are going out with a bang! 💥 We are always happy when friends come to visit us, but we are even happier when they want to do a talk at Harbour Front, especially when they are experts in a very interesting topic. This time: Jeroen Visser about Web Typography.

For a long time web designers and developers could only use the standard webfonts on the web. We were stuck with Arial, Georgia and Times New Roman.

But luckily the web has caught up. Browsers can render any type of webfont and screens became retina. The trend of sticking a lot of widgets all over the place are over. The focus is back on where it belongs, the content, the copy, the text: News articles, manuals and blogposts.

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Good web typography comes from a heritage

Graphic design and typography are twins when it comes to webdesign. You rarely encounter just one of them, and when you do, you unconsciously still think of the other. Good typography started with print and book design - and interestingly enough most of these rules still apply now - even on the web. The question is how to divide your attention between graphic design and typography - and how does it relate to its heritage of book design?

As a result some websites mainly exist of web typography. Some pages are a feast for the eye. Jeroen will show what makes them good, and what can you learn from them. He will focus on the core values of web typography and how can you can use them in your daily (work) life.

Jeroen runs his one man studio for interaction and graphic design in The Netherlands. He has given workshops about typography and web & organised a ‘typography walk’ through the streets of Amsterdam (and is a regular know-it-all about anything typography related). When is he not helping others he is working on websites for Dutch government, profit- and non-profit organisations.

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The Hive, Wan Chai

We couldn't be happier to host these events with our friends at the Hive in Wan Chai.

The Hive is a members’ coworking space and creative community based in the dynamic Wan Chai area of Hong Kong. Conveniently located in Wan Chai, within 3 minutes of the MTR station. Central is two stops on the MTR.

The Hive's address:
21st Floor, The Phoenix Building
No.23 Luard Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
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