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Web Typography – Your wish list

Jason Cranford-Teague has written a long blog post about Web Typography. He is calling for feedback on two CSS 3 modules related to fonts.

… tell me what you think are some of the font styles and features missing from the current specification. What do you expect to be able to do with typography on your Web pages that you can not do now? What are you doing now with kludges that you would like to see simpler ways of doing? Keep in mind that we are talking about font properties and how to style the characters. This includes things like bold, italic, and even outline and emboss which effect how each glyph is rendered. It does not include styles that area applied over an entire block of text such as underlining or rotating text. Those are in different modules.

Also, let me know what you think about some of the new additions to the Fonts specification (font-size-adjust, font-stretch, font-effect, and font-smooth) and any problems you have with the current specifications.

Try to be as specific as possible, and provide examples and links if you can. I’m looking forward to seeing what the Web design community comes up with!

Go add your own comment on his blog. I know at least one person who should send his comments. We had often debates about typography, CSS and standards in the French blogosphere. ;)

5 thoughts on “Web Typography – Your wish list

  1. “Also, let me know what you think about some of the new additions to the Fonts specification (font-size-adjust, font-stretch, font-effect, and font-smooth) and any problems you have with the current specifications.”

    Can i use Cyrillic alphabet ?

  2. hi I would like to know when will be an option to actually rotate a word or sentence in a web page?
    thank you!

  3. Quark and In-Design support the very important feature called linked or threaded text boxes. Basically it should be possible to direct overflow of one div to another and overflow from that one to a third, etc.

  4. I like the idea of discussing the new possibilies and what not but I continue to fear that with all the browsers and all the cotninued upgrades and additions, thats its going to be nearly impossible to have a website that is “COMPLETELY” browser compatible. Half the problems I experience now in design are browser related issues – where someone in IE see’s a CSS issue that someone in Firefox doesnt… and so forth.

    Cheers!

    Hi guy’s I’m a bit new but my nickname is MasterJere

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