Join Val Head for an in-depth discussion in this video Deciding between self-hosted and hosted fonts, part of Responsive Typography Techniques.
…When it comes to the files that make up our web fonts, we…have two options for how to make those accessible for use on our websites.…We can host these files ourselves on our own servers or hosting environments,…or we can use a service that will provide that hosting for us.…Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, and that's…what we're going to look at in this tutorial.…To self host, you typically start by downloading a…provided set of files for the font that you've purchased.…These are referred to as your @font-face kit.…Then you usually need to add a few lines of CSS to your CSS…files, or perhaps a whole new CSS file, depending on how that setup works.…
In some cases, especially in the case of free fonts available…for download, you may need to create this @font-face kit yourself.…And you can do that using an online…generator, like this one here provided by Fontscroll.…Always be sure that the license for the font you've downloaded…allows for this kind of use online before creating your files.…
- Deciding between self-hosted and hosted web fonts
- Sizing your type with pixels, ems, and rems
- Applying and choosing a typographic scale
- Creating a font stack
- Maintaining line lengths
- Using media queries to set natural typographic break points
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Comparing and Choosing Web Fonts
2. Establishing Rhythm in Your Typographic System
3. Creating Type Prototype Pages
Establishing the font stack7m 32s
4. Setting Type for Readability Across Screen Sizes
5. Helpful Online Tools and Scripts
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