After earning a bachelor’s degree in communication design from the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg, Johannes Ammon earned his master’s degree at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz. Besides Finaltype he is currently working as a freelance communication designer and web developer. For Johannes, type design is the nerdiest design discipline, in the best possible way
The quality of justified text in the web browser in 2020 is still way behind the quality of justified text set in professional dtp software. Why is that? In my talk I explore the reasons from a designer’s perspective. Furthermore I present different approaches for improving the quality of justified text on the web by using advanced line-breaking algorithms and variable fonts.