I want to spread the good word of Web typography again to the fine folks attending South By South West (SxSW) at the 2011 event, but I need your help. The first round of selection is (literarily) a popularity contest based on a thumbs up or down by the public at large.
I’m proposing a session on Web typography (surprise, surprise), recapping the basic technologies, but then examining directions those new technologies are taking us. Here’s a bit from the intro:
As the dust settles from these changes, a new style of Web typography is emerging, one that reflects print origins, but is also experimenting with the unique strengths of online communication. This session begins by recapping recent advances in technology and then focuses on case studies at the borders of online typography. Designers will see how they can use the new Web typography to set their work apart from the rest of the herd.
All you have to do to help me out is give my session on Web typography the thumbs up. You will have to register (don’t worry, it’s painless) and that’s it! And if you could leave a comment at the bottom of the ballot, I would be ever so grateful.
While you are there, I can also recommend a few other great panels to vote for:
- Space Buzz-The New High | Beth Beck, NASA
- Simple & Usable? The Mom Test | Giles Colborne, cxpartners
- HTML5 & CSS3: The Good Enough Parts | Estelle Weyl, Standardista
- Ten Sexy Skills for Project Success | Denise Jacobs, PapillonEffect Consulting
- Mastering CSS3 Animations | Christopher Schmitt, Heatvision.com, Inc.
Voting ends 11:59 CDT on Friday, August 27.
So, run, don’t walk to the SxSW Panel Picker and choose the best.