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Helen Holmes

Helen is a designer trying to work in the little space where good story, art, and technology all meet. A big proponent of making tech a healthy community for all, she helped found Women Who Code DC’s chapter and has mentored at student hackathons all over the U.S. She’s currently at Mozilla helping make developer tools the best she can. If she's not on the web, she's probably baking up a storm while listening to a good podcast.

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Type is Your Right!: Performance and Web Typography

13 September, 2016
@ Main Stage, 12:30

As front end developers, we own performance. As designers, we own typography. So how do you handle the tricky intersection of beautiful web typography and performant web pages? I'll be showing the audience OpenType features, explaining why they're important to typefaces, and explaining the tradeoffs they have on performance. We'll go over how to enable OpenType features and how you can optimize your font files for the web whether you own them and serve them up through @font-face or through Typekit so you can feel confident serving up gorgeous typography on your sites.