Type@Cooper - Responsive Design & Web Typography

Responsive Design & Web Typography


with Nick Sherman




Tue., Oct. 04 – Tue., Nov. 15, 2016
6:30PM – 9:30PM
location: Type Directors Club

Please note that this class meets for 6 session. No class on October 18.

Print and web designers, type designers, and DIY publishers can catch up on the basics of contemporary web design by building a small-scale web project from scratch, focusing on responsive design and typography using modern HTML & CSS. The course begins with the basics of design using web standards, including fundamentals of responsive layout, digital typography, and efficient adaptation for various devices and screen sizes. Participants learn about digital font issues as well as general design concepts like fluid page layout, typeface pairing, and how to avoid boring web design. Upon completion, students will have a basic working knowledge of responsive design and typography, with the ability to produce small websites or browser-native comps as part of a larger web development workflow. Previous experience with HTML & CSS is helpful but not required.

  • Participants should bring their own laptops to class.


Registration opens September 7th


Register online…


Instructor: Nick Sherman

Responsive Design & Web Typography
Nick Sherman is a typographer, web designer, typeface designer, and typographic consultant. He runs HEX, a typographic company that makes fonts and websites. He is also a founder and designer of Fonts In Use and Variable Fonts.

A graduate of the Type@Cooper Extended Program in typeface design at The Cooper Union, Nick also works on design and organization for their Typographics design festival. A List Apart has published his writing on responsive design and web typography, and he occasionally talks and teaches classes on those topics. He is a member of the Adobe Typography Customer Advisory Board, as well as the artistic board for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, and has served on the board of directors for the Type Directors Club.

Previously, Nick has worked at Font Bureau, Webtype, and MyFonts, directing web design and promo­tional material for type­faces in print and digital media. He graduated with honors from the Graphic Design pro­gram at MassArt in Boston, where he has also taught under­graduate typography, typeface design, and letterpress printing. Originally from Cape Cod and Boston, he is also a skate­boarder, pizza enthusiast, printer, musician, and classic horror film buff.

• nicksherman.com



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