Are you tired of using the same old fonts in your Web designs? The type you use can say as much to your audience as the actual words on the page, but until now, Web designers have had an extremely limited palette of fonts from which to choose—essentially, Arial (yawn), Times (yawn), and Georgia (yawwwwwn). Design is about overcoming the limitations of a medium, and Web design is no different.

In this session, Jason Cranford-Teague will show you how to use fluid typography, browser-safe fonts, and type on images to create robust scalable designs to achieve great typography without resorting to typing in images or Adobe Flash. You’ll also learn how to use CSS to download any font you want to use in your Web designs, and to use downloadable fonts, despite the limitations of some browsers.

about Jason Cranford Teague

His first Web design went live in 1994, when Jason worked on "Computer Mediated Communications," the first online magazine. More recently, Jason has worked with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) CSS Workgroup, Yuri's Night: The World Space Party and was the Director of Web Design Standards for AOL/MediaGlow. Jason is currently a strategist and instructor, brought in to consult with and train Web professionals.

Jason's books on interactive, print, video and photographic design include the best Selling CSS, DHTML, and Ajax and Final Cut Pro and The Art of Filmmaking. His next book, Speaking in Styles, will be published in 2009.

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