Smashing Conference

New York 2014 SmashingConf New York 2014 17th–18th of June 2014

Tim Brown


Tim Brown is a designer, writer, speaker, and toolmaker, with a focus on typography. Formerly a Web designer at Vassar College, he is now Type Manager for Adobe Typekit, a curator for A List Apart, and the author of Nice Web Type (@nicewebtype on Twitter). After making Modular Scale and Web Font Specimen, Tim wrote about each in two all-time staff favorite A List Apart articles, and his ideas about Molten Leading inspired jQuery plugins for fluid line-height.

Universal Typography

Tuesday, June 18th – 14:45

The web is universal and, in this renewed talk, Tim Brown shows how to practice typography in a way that is equally universal. Focusing on traditional typographic principles, while also embracing progressive enhancement, Tim explains how fonts, CSS, web-enabled devices, and user contexts coexist. Together, we will reevaluate what it means to successfully set type — and inform our routine decisions about typefaces, font sizes, and white space.

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