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Have you always wanted to get away from boring, default fonts on your websites? Web fonts can allow you to use your favorite typefaces on the web, without saving them out as an image, or using other …

Have you always wanted to get away from boring, default fonts on your websites? Web fonts can allow you to use your favorite typefaces on the web, without saving them out as an image, or using other hacks.

Join typography expert Jim Kidwell for this informative session where you will learn how to:
- Craft solid CSS to integrate web fonts in your site
- Use the Web Font Plug-in to mock-up your sites using WebINK and Google Web Fonts
- Find suitable font pairings for your site
- Test web fonts on existing sites without writing any code

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  • 1. HOW TO IMPLEMENTWEB FONTSON YOUR WEBSITE
  • 2. WHO AM I? •  Jim Kidwell •  With Extensis for over 8 years •  Author, Speaker & Font Fanatic
  • 3. AGENDA•  Why web fonts?•  Web design process overview•  Photoshop mock-up sample•  Updating an existing site•  Selecting font pairs•  CSS examples•  Q&A
  • 4. WHY WEB FONTS?•  Web design is 95% typography•  Browsers are nally ready for it•  Very few default system fonts•  Thousands of web fonts now available•  Easy to update•  Accessibility (ADA compliant)•  Search engine friendly (SEO)
  • 5. WEB DESIGN PROCESSDesigning from scratch
  • 6. WHERE DO WEB FONTS FIT IN?•  Typically, they don’t.•  Fonts are software•  Desktop Fonts ≠ Web Fonts•  Photoshop requires desktop fonts
  • 7. PHOTOSHOP WEB FONT PLUG-IN•  Direct access to web fonts•  Used to create comps and mock-ups•  www.webfontplugin.com
  • 8. CHANGING FONTS ONAN EXISTING PAGE•  Firebug, Chrome Developer Tools, Etc.•  FontDropper 1000•  www.webink.com/fontdropper
  • 9. FONT SELECTION HELP•  It’s exciting!•  Utilize some restraint•  4-5 typefaces•  Pair fonts wisely•  FontFuse fontfuse.webink.com
  • 10. GETTING WEB FONTS•  Self hosting•  Web font services•  How WebINK does it•  City of Type site sample
  • 11. CSS TIPS•  Beware of faux styling•  Use font family naming abstraction•  Examine CSS Frameworks and Toolkits carefully•  FOUT-B-Gone www.extensis.com/en/WebINK/fout-b-gone
  • 12. RESOURCES + Q&A•  WebINK •  Web Typography Resources www.webink.com www.webink.com/type-resources•  FontDropper 1000 •  WebINK blog www.webink.com/fontdropper blog.webink.com•  Web Font Plug-in •  Follow us on Twitter! www.webfontplugin.com @extensis•  FontFuse @webink fontfuse.webink.com @jimkidwell•  FOUT-B-Gone www.extensis.com/en/WebINK/ fout-b-gone