Web typography fun with @font-face

Last updated: March 5, 2015

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Dear typography fans, we found a few entertaining links for your enjoyment.

"The Potential of Web Typography" is probably for the hard-core typography geek. Do as the authors say and read John Daggett's primer about @font-face first. Then read about the potential of web typography. As they say, "fine typography has always been one of the stumbling points of web design." Now, with support for @font-face in Firefox 3.5, new magic is possible.

@font-face is the reason why John is messing with fonts in different browsers. It's fun to watch his article load in the browser because the visual can change (which is exactly why John is messing with fonts. 🙂

Typekit should be mentioned, while we're discussing typography. (It's not really related to @font-face, but it is big news for anyone interested in typography.) Read the Typekit blog to discover what plans Typekit has in store. Here's a snippet from one of the first blog posts:

We've been working with foundries to develop a consistent web-only font linking license. We've built a technology platform that lets us to host both free and commercial fonts in a way that is incredibly fast, smoothes out differences in how browsers handle type, and offers the level of protection that type designers need without resorting to annoying and ineffective DRM.

It seems that typography fans have plenty to keep them busy in the near future.

Hat tip to Kate Walser for inspiring this little post with her tweet about the link to the potential of web typography article.