The Font-Face Rule and Useful Web Font Tricks

The possibility of embedding any font you like into websites via @font-face is an additional stylistic device which promises to abolish the monotony of the usual system fonts. It surely would be all too easy if there was only one Web font format out there. Instead, there’s quite a variety, as you will get to know in this article…

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Font metrics and vertical space in CSS

We put a lot of effort into the quality of the fonts in the Typekit library. As part of that work, we’ve been researching the relationship between font math and CSS, and would like to share what we’ve found. If you’ve ever wondered why some fonts look smaller than others at the same typeset size, or why the vertical space between lines of text is such a guessing game, this post is for you…

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Ever Thought About Using @Font-face for Icons?

The evolution of Internet technologies never ceases to amaze. Seemingly daily, new concepts and techniques are being thought up by creative and talented people. With modern browsers being adopted at a greater rate, systems like CSS3 are becoming more and more viable for use on projects of all sizes. Clearly, this can be seen by looking at new services sprouting on-line like TypeKit. Conceptually, if we deconstruct a font down to it’s basic elements, we can make use of this technology for things other than type, icons…

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Quick and Easy CSS @font-face Code

What seems to be an ideal chunk of CSS code for implementing the @font-face rules. Tested on quite a few browsers, including the following:

Safari 3.1+, Opera 10+, Firefox 3.5+, Chrome 4.0+, Internet Explorer 6+

This technique delivers your custom fonts quite consistently to all of these browsers, and degrades gracefully for those that don’t support it. I share it here hoping it will help others implement custom @font-face fonts quickly and easily. Let’s step to it…

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