November 02, 2010
Adobe’s enhancing WebKit for better typography
I’m excited to say that Adobe’s working with Google to enable better HTML-based typography, contributing the work to the open-source WebKit project.
Why not just say “Web typography”? Because HTML goes beyond the Web, supporting apps like Adobe’s new tablet publishing solution. Trouble is, for all its strengths (e.g. separating content from layout), HTML’s type handling has been pretty limited–especially for creating print-quality layouts.
Adobe wants to help solve the problem, making HTML better suited to more demanding applications. Check out this demo from engineering VP Paul Gubbay:
The team has taken the approach of extending CSS with a few new elements utilizing the webkit- prefix so that the designer can adequately describe their intent for the content as the page is resized to simulate working across different screens. We look forward to working with the Webkit Open Source project and of course the W3C to contribute our work back in the most appropriate way. And, as always your comments are very much appreciated.
Photoshop SJ User Group meeting next Wednesday
Hope to see you there:
Bryan O’Neil Hughes will present “Hidden Gems”, showing lesser known features and workflows in Photoshop CS5. Michael Lewis will give an introductory talk about tips and techniques for shooting DSLR video, useful accessories, advantages/disadvantages of different cameras and file formats, getting the files into a computer, and a very brief look at project workflow and editing.
We’ll have pizza and drinks at 6:30, and the meeting will start at 7:00, in the Park Conference Room of Adobe Systems’ East Tower, 321 Park Avenue, San Jose.
Please see the Evite for details & to RSVP.