Variable Fonts: Designing for Performance

Karl Kaufmann

Much of what we do as content and site creators is done with type. For both effective communication and Website performance, how it’s implemented can be a delicate balancing act. With the advent of variable type, new methods are available that allow us to communicate more effectively (and beautifully), with Website performance gains to boost.

In this session, I’ll cover:

An overview and history of variable fonts.
Brief overview of typographic and design principles—and how it led to the development of variable fonts.
Why fonts can boost Web performance—and how you can implement them.
Explorations and examples currently in use.
Attendees of all skill levels will come away with a solid understanding of variable fonts, and how to utilize them to improve both the performance and design of their projects.

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