The gorgeous website for this year’s Ampersand conference might well be one of the first commercial uses of variable fonts in the wild. Here, Richard documents all the clever things Mark did to ensure good fallbacks for browsers that don’t yet support variable fonts.
Friday, January 26th, 2018
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
In fact, you can do more than saving the date: you can snap up a super early bird ticket for whopping £85 saving.
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
An incredibly detailed write-up of Ampersand.
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
Jon’s glowing write-up of Ampersand. Feel the love!
Excellent notes from Ampersand by Laura. Rather than describing each talk individually, she has documented the emergent themes.
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
Remember when I said that the Ampersand conference was going to be great? Yeah, well, I wasn’t wrong. If anything, I underestimated how great it would be.
Make a venn diagram of web nerds and type nerds; Ampersand was all about the intersection of those two circles. There was something special about having so many domain-specific nerds in one place at one time. It made for a very special atmosphere. It also helped that all the speakers were excellent. I particularly liked the fact that Ethan’s book was pimped in four different talks.
You can read more about the individual talks in an article over at Eye Magazine called Web typography comes of age at Brighton’s Ampersand conference.
All in all, it was an excellent day. The only bittersweet note came from the fact that it marked Sophie’s last day at Clearleft—she’s off to Lanyrd. But Sophie left us on a high note: she and Rich put together one hell of an event.
Sunday, June 19th, 2011
A nice write-up of the Ampersand conference. Such a great day.
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Getting the background on Ampersand from Richard is getting me very excited for the conference.