This time of year, everyone is worried about losing weight, so it seems only fitting that css-tricks.com came out with a nice little public service announcement about using those @font-face declarations and not adding a weight value. Read the article below for the PSA details.
Posts Tagged ‘Fonts’
For the longest time, web designers and developers have been locked into a sorry and sad little list of fonts. This is starting to change, opening us up to a much bigger and more beautiful world. Earlier today, a co-worker sent over this nice list of big fonts suitable for big and bold headlines. As a plus, it looks like most, if not all of the list are free:
Fonts available to the web just got larger. I have yet to use any of these font solutions, such as Google’s Font Directory, TypeDeck or FontDeck. Fonts.com is a little cooler though because it’s backed by a mainstream font provider — Monotype Imaging who owns well-known fonts such as Helvetica, Frutiger and Univers.
Web designers and front-end developers have always clashed when it comes to fonts. The list of web-safe fonts is very short, and some aren’t real usable in many situations — Comic Sans MS, I’m looking at you!
There have been some attempts of introducing fonts via Flash or images, but neither are completely accessible or the end-all-be-all of search engine optimization. Today, Google offered up their solution. Time will tell how effective, usable and used it will become. The one stumbling block I see — at least initially is the fact that it utilizes all open-source fonts. But then again, more universally web-usable fonts for a designer to utilize should help regardless.