Andreas Carlsson is a developer and typographer based in Linköping, Sweden. He is currently working on the Dropbox/Markdown based CMS Skrivr. Skrivr lets you save a text-file in you Dropbox and Skrivr turns it into a complete site. Since january 2012 Andreas works as Creative Director at Swedish-American digital agency Nansen. Follow him on Twitter where he is @nofont.
Jaan Orvet is the San Francisco based Head of Creative at Nansen since November 2011, and former UX & Design Director at Huddle. He is co-creator of Skrivr, believes in clarity and simplicity above all else and likes coffee quite a lot. He tweets as @orvet.
We do more reading on the screen today than we did even a year ago. If we are ever to have a golden age of reading on the screen, this might be the start of it. Tablets, Nooks and Kindles make buying a book or magazine for the screen almost unavoidable. With smartphones, we carry our reading material with us and enjoy instant Web access, enabling the reading experience to flow smoothly from one device to another.
And those devices probably have stunning HD reader-friendly screens. Throw in companion services like Readmill and 24symbols, which allow us to share our reading experiences, and we have perfect screen-based access to all aspects of the written word. So, why isn’t Web and screen typography keeping up? Read more...