Responsive Design and Web Typography Workshop
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 touches on 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 solid foundation of info on responsive design and typography to build on. Previous experience with HTML & CSS is helpful but not required.
About Nick Sherman
Nick Sherman is a typographer, web designer, typeface designer, and typographic consultant. He runs HEX Projects, a company that makes fonts and websites, and is a founder and designer of Fonts In Use and v-fonts.com.
A graduate of the Type@Cooper Extended Program in typeface design at The Cooper Union, Nick is also creative director and web designer/developer for their Typographics design festival. He is a member of the Future Fonts platform and has served on the board of directors for the Type Directors Club, the Adobe Typography Customer Advisory Board, and the artistic board for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. A List Apart has published his writing on responsive design and web typography, and he occasionally talks and teaches classes on those topics.
Previously, Nick has worked at Font Bureau, Webtype, and MyFonts, directing web design and promotional material for digital typefaces. 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.