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Variable Fonts And Our New Typography

A whole new way to design and develop the most fundamental building blocks of the web

About The Session

  • Speaking: Jason Pamental
  • Date:

Tuesday, September 18, 11:00AM EST.

A whole new way to design and develop the most fundamental building blocks of the web. We’ll start with a look at the current trends (and challenges) with design and design systems, and then move to an introduction to Variable Fonts and why they’re so important. Then we’ll have a quick overview of the current state of support and implementation. Finally, we’ll see how they work, with a live demo and a walk through a sample project that you can download and play with as well.

45 mins + Q&A. Tuesday, September 18, 11:00AM EST.

About The Speaker

Jason spends much of his time leading design and development teams, running workshops, and working with clients establishing their typographic systems and digital strategy. He is a seasoned design and user experience strategy leader with over 20 years’ experience on the web in both creative and technical roles. Projects range from Ivy League and High Tech to the NFL and America’s Cup. He also researches and writes on typography for the web. He’s author of Responsive Typography from O’Reilly, articles for .Net Magazine, PRINT Magazine, HOW, Typecast Blog,, and frequent podcast guest. He’s an experienced speaker and workshop leader, having presented at over 50 national and international conferences. The real story… mainly he just follows Tristan and Tillie around Turner Reservoir, posting photos on Instagram.
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