Richard Rutter is a founding partner of Clearleft, a digital design consultancy and studio based in Brighton, UK. Richard is an accomplished technical author and has spoken around the world about web typography and user experience design. In 2005 he created the much-lauded website The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web, which extols the virtues of what can be achieved on the web in type.
In 2009 Richard co-founded the web font service Fontdeck as a way to unite web designers and type designers in introducing rich typography to the web. Richard has just successfully crowd-funded self-publishing a book on web typography..
This workshop will show designers and developers how to create websites with engaging, appropriate, distinctive, expressive and readable web typography, which adapts for screens of all shapes and sizes.
Every day millions and millions of people look at text on the web. We’re reading email, newspapers, magazines, blog posts, reviews, reports, gossip, weather forecasts, bank statements, social network updates, and much more besides.
As designers we should be striving to make those reading experiences as good as possible.
The day-long workshop will consist of short presentations and hands-on exercises building up a detailed example which you can take with you.
You will need a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, and a computer with an HTML/CSS editor and Chrome installed.