Extensis’ Typography Expert Thomas Phinney Speaks at WebVisions September 26-29, 2012; Offers Discounts and iPad Giveaway
PORTLAND, Ore. — August 28, 2012 —WebVisions’ sponsor Extensis announced today it is offering special discounts to the internationally recognized conference that explores the future of the Web and mobile design, technology, user experience and business strategy. The conference includes an all-star line-up of visionary speakers, including Kelly Goto, Steve Portigal, Nathan Shedroff (author of “Make it So”), Jared Spool, and Maria Guidice of Hot Studio. Extensis’ resident typography guru Thomas Phinney will join this line-up, delivering expert insights on the new web typography frontier.
As an avid supporter of the design community, Extensis is offering 25 percent off for those interested in attending. To be a guest of Extensis and receive the conference and workshops discounts, click the link “Enter promotional code” by the Order Now button and enter the code “WEBINK”
Register online at http://wvchi.eventbrite.com/
Attendees will have the chance to win a free iPad provided by Extensis.
Learn More About the New Frontier in Web Typography
At the event, Extensis’ Phinney will present the latest in web typography, including the following sessions:
Font Detective, Extra Bold
Tuesday, September 25 | 7p.m.
Phinney discusses and shows evidence from several of the cases he has been called into as a typographic consultant, including a forged will, legislated point size requirements, a seemingly fake rabbi, and the forged documents about President Bush’s National Guard service. Attendees will learn how mistakes in typography, printing and font selection ruined what could have otherwise been perfectly good forgeries.
CSS3 OpenType: The New Web Typography Frontier
Friday, September 28 | 11:15a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Web typography is changing dramatically thanks to browser support for @font-face and server-based web 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.
90% of Design is Typography:
A Hands-on Guide to Great Web Fonts and Typography
Saturday, September 29 | 1:30p.m. – 5:00p.m.
This immersive, hands-on workshop will use CSS3 typographic controls to create great web typography, from the basics of ideal type setting to enabling custom web fonts with @font-face. A live web site will be provided for each participant to practice and experiment on, along with access to WebINK web fonts.
Workshop attendees will receive one year of free web fonts with the WebINK Basic subscription.
For more information on these sessions and the event, visit the WebVisions site.
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. www.webink.com
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 www.extensis.com
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