May 18-20, 2016 Warsaw, Poland

Kenneth Ormandy

Designer, organizes Vancouver's typography meetup

Kenneth Ormandy is a designer at He organises Type Brigade, Vancouver’s typography meetup, and contributes to the Lost Type Co-op.

Syntax Highlight Everything

Thursday, 11:55

  • HTML / CSS
  • Typography

A developer employs syntax highlighting to visually differentiate portions of her code; for centuries, designers, printers, and scribes have done the same for readers. Today, advanced features built into fonts can subtly signify types of content, increase a text’s authority, and are actually necessary for many languages.

This talk introduces designers and developers to highlighting syntaxes beyond code. Learn how to access these advanced typographic features using CSS and JavaScript, and—more importantly—where to apply them.