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A Brief History of that Time You Used Web Fonts—SmashingConf Barcelona

October 20, 2015 Watch in 48 minutes 🇪🇸 Spain
About to go on stage at SmashingConf Barcelona

The title of the talk was a reference to a hugely popular book written by Stephen Hawking titled A Brief History of Time. I’m not sure this was clear enough, since I put a computer generated voice as an antagonist in a few of the slides and the reference fell pretty flat. Better luck next time I guess!


SmashingConf Barcelona — Zach Leatherman on A Brief History of that Time You Used Web Fonts from Smashing Magazine.

Slides on Speaker Deck (144 slides)


Paired nicely with the other amazing talks at SmashingConf, the event was held at Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catalana, rated as the #3 thing to see in all of Barcelona by TripAdvisor. It was beautiful.

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Zach Leatherman IndieWeb Avatar for a builder for the web and the creator/maintainer of IndieWeb Avatar for https://www.11ty.devEleventy (11ty), an award-winning open source site generator. At one point he became entirely too fixated on web fonts. He has given 81 talks in nine different countries at events like Beyond Tellerrand, Smashing Conference, Jamstack Conf, CSSConf, and The White House. Formerly part of CloudCannon, Netlify, Filament Group, NEJS CONF, and NebraskaJS. Learn more about Zach »

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