Extensis’ Typography Expert Thomas Phinney Teaches Hands-on CSS3 Typographic Workshop at WebVisions 2012 Conferences

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Phinney Brings the New Web Typography Frontier to Portland, Ore. May 16-17 and Barcelona July 7

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In continuation of its avid support for the web design and developer community, Extensis announced today its resident typography expert Thomas Phinney will be a featured speaker in the internationally recognized WebVisions 2012 conferences.

With upcoming events in Portland, Ore. and Barcelona, Spain, the conference includes interactive presentations from leading web and mobile experts — many of the people most actively involved in guiding and thinking about the way we use and experience the web.
As one of these experts, Phinney’s line-up of includes:

WebVisions Portland, Ore. (May 16-18, 2012)

Control the Web: A Hands-on Guide to Great Web Fonts and Typography

  •     Date: May 16, 2012
  •     Details:

o    An immersive, hands-on workshop on using CSS3 typographic controls to create great web typography, from enabling custom web fonts with @font-face to achieving special effects for titles that rely on CSS alone. A live web site will be provided for each participant to practice and experiment on, along with access to WebINK web fonts.

  •     Additional information can be found here

CSS3 OpenType: The New Web Typography

  •     Date: May 17, 2012
  •     Details:

o    Web typography is changing dramatically thanks to browser support for @font-face and server-based fonts. Web designers now have thousands of font choices where they once had just a dozen. But beyond @font-face, CSS 3 introduces myriad new OpenType typographic controls, bringing a level of typographic precision to web design previously seen only in print.

Covered in this presentation:

  •     how @font-face server-based web fonts work, and what options they replace
  •     choices for enabling @font-face, from self-hosting to web font services
  •     both font-independent and OpenType features, and how to tell which web fonts support which OpenType features.
  •     see these features in action on web pages, from workhorse everyday typography to the surprising and bizarre, via fonts created by Phinney and friends
  •     other CSS 3 typographic features such as kerning and hyphenation
  •     state and near future of advanced typography support in browsers
  •     “correct” typographic use of all these new features
  •     Additional information can be found here

WebVisions Barcelona (July 4-7, 2012)

CSS3 OpenType: The New Web Typography

  •     Date: July 7, 2012
  •     See above Portland session for details
  •     Additional information can be found here

For more information on WebVisions 2012 or to register, visit http://www.webvisionsevent.com

About Extensis’ Web Font Solution: WebINK
WebINK is the standards-compliant solution for bringing live fonts into any web site without font licensing or file format hassles. Simply by integrating a small piece of code into a site’s CSS code, WebINK delivers custom fonts to any browser instantly. Stocked exclusively with professional-quality typefaces, WebINK unleashes creative freedom to Web designers and Web developers–enabling them to push the limits of web design while maintaining brand standards and search engine optimization (SEO) best practices. http://www.webink.com

About Extensis
Extensis® is a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals and workgroups. Their solutions streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts, and control corporate typographic branding. Used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies, Extensis’ award-winning server, desktop, and web service products include: Portfolio Server® for digital asset management, Universal Type Server® for server-based font management, Suitcase Fusion™ for single-user font management, and the WebINK® web font rental service. Founded in 1993, Extensis is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. For additional information, visit http://www.extensis.com

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