Jason Pamental is a strategist, designer, technologist, and author of ‘Responsive Typography’ from O’Reilly and articles for publications and sites like Typecast, Fonts.com, .Net Magazine among others. Having worked on the web since 1994 in a range of capacities, he’s an overall web & typography nerd who specializes in being a generalist.
Jason has led both creative and technical efforts for major universities, NFL and America’s Cup teams, Fortune 25 corporations and many others. He also co-hosts a weekly web show called Talking Drupal, and follows @aProperCollie around Turner Reservoir in the morning, posting photos on Instagram.
Dynamic Typography with Fluid Sizing and Variable Fonts: making a scalable system with modern CSS techniques
Newer developments in CSS make it easier than ever to create robust, scalable, elegant typographic systems on the web and in apps. But the fun really starts when you add Variable Fonts. The design, technical, and performance benefits are really exciting, but when you combine them with other CSS capabilities like custom properties, calculations, and grid it’s a whole new way to think about design and development.
We’ll see how they work together by using some variable fonts in layouts that work across screen dimensions, accessibility needs, design requirements, and even network speeds—better than you thought possible.