Hacking Webfonts into Better Ones

Presented by:Taylor Hunt
You may work with the Big Three layers of the front-end stack, but what about the secret bonus FOURTH layer? Editing font files sounds boring and tedious — and it is! But with some smarts and code, you too can edit fonts to make websites faster, more accessible, and more consistent across browsers: • Subset for blazing-fast first-TCP-hop downloads • Lessen reflow with x-height adjustment • Alias to fix Chrome/Safari’s screen-reader problems with `text-transform` • Implement a prettier `text-decoration-skip` everywhere, even IE • Make your own emojis • Laugh at how bad the file format for fonts is
Level: IntermediateTags:Front-End, UX

Phone

(513) 917-3814

Address

Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45246