Laying out content has changed little over the centuries. It’s improved through the application of technology, but the design decisions and motivations remain the same. Until now. Designing with type for the web is changing, and it’s happening right now. Hundreds of years of design practice is being increasingly challenged, and for those of us working in this medium, it’s hurting. Mark will look at the scale of this problem and how we can change the way we work to embrace it.
Mark Boulton is a web designer and author, and member of the ISTD. He is the founder of Mark Boulton Design, and co-founder of indie publisher Five Simple Steps. Sometimes outspoken, always passionate, Mark’s always banging on about applying the fundamentals of good typographic design on the web. Mark lives in South Wales with his wife and daughter, a small collection of neglected bonsai and a guitar he wish he owned when he was 18.