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Presentation: "In your @font-face"

Track: Browser as a platform / Time: Monday 11:30 - 12:20 / Location: Store Sal, Musikhuset

We finally have the ability to serve custom fonts to all popular browsers. However, like everything in our profession, there’s a minefield of gotchas and peculiarities between browsers, devices and operating systems.

Although fonts are a design asset, this talk will be technical. We’ll look at what goes into a font file and how you can get rid of bits you may not need without damaging rendering for particular users.

We’ll investigate common pitfalls in performance made by almost, if not all, font delivery networks. We’ll also discover how the legal fluff surrounding typefaces can be a massive road-blocking joy-void.

Keywords: css, javascript, performance, rendering, fonts, typography, browser support
Audience: Anyone who wants to make use of fonts on the web.

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Jake Archibald, Helped Develop BBC's Standards & Guidelines on Markup and JavaScript

Jake Archibald

Biography: Jake Archibald

Jake works at creative agency The Team and has extensive experience building JavaScript components to meet strict performance and accessibility requirements of clients such as the BBC. He also helped develop the BBC's technical Standards & Guidelines on markup and JavaScript.

Outside of the web, Jake is a keen photographer and motorsport fan.

Follow him on twitter: @jaffathecake