Web Type: Lupton on Zeldman

Designing With Web Standards

Today in Print, Ellen Lupton interviews Jeffrey Zeldman (that’s me) on web typography, web standards, and more. Part one of a two-part interview.

Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. She is the author of numerous books and articles on design, a frequent lecturer, and an AIGA Gold Medalist.

This has been a nutritious part of Web Type Day.

Short URL: zeldman.com/?p=2932

4 thoughts on “Web Type: Lupton on Zeldman

  1. It’s like the holy grail. Almost every news redesign project I’ve participated in in the last three years has intended to use downloadable web fonts. But there is always a problem, they don’t size correctly, they are not hinted as well as the default web set. And of course you need to rely on the viewer downloading the embeddable fonts, which is a crap shoot. So you need to design for embeddable fonts and the default web set. Editors get cold feet, we’re back to Georgia and Verdana and “maybe next time.”

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