February Meetup Details Announced

This month’s meetup we take a step away from the traditionally hardcore, engineering-focused styles talks and presentations and decide to focus back on the user interface and beautifying the web, specifically typography. Neighborhood superstar, Rails aficionado and iOS contemporary Dave Rupert will be discussing and showcasing, Lettering.js.

Web type is exploding all over the web but CSS currently doesn’t offer complete down-to-the-letter control. While working on the <a href=”“http://lostworldsfairs.com”“>Lost World’s Fairs</a> project for Microsoft and the launch of IE9 Beta, Dave Rupert and team needed that level of control. Thus was born, Lettering.js, a jQuery plugin for radical web typography.

We’ll be walking through this simple jQuery plugin line-by-line, talking about the art of releasing a jQuery plugin, and peeking at some real-world use cases.

Dave Rupert is lead developer and 1/3rd of Paravel. He is also the host of the ATX Web Show, a not-so-weekly podcast all about the local web design and development scene here in Austin, TX.

Of course we will followup his presentation with our wildly crowd-pleasing roundtable of JavaScript-related questions.  This is an open forum to present topics of discussion in a rapid-fire manner or simply heckle @joemccann.

Afterwards, the discussion carries on a few blocks away at The Gingerman, where they have over 70 beers on tap.

Any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact Joe (@joemccann).  Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter: @AustinJS