Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video What are web fonts?, part of Up and Running with Typekit.
Since Typekit is a service that hosts web fonts,…it's probably best to start out by…discussing exactly what web fonts are.…Generally speaking, it's the term…that's used to describe fonts for websites…that aren't installed on client machines,…meaning by using them,…you don't have to rely on the standard system fonts,…like Arial, Georgia, or Times.…Now, if you want to get more technical about it,…web fonts actually refers to any technology…that allows the automatic downloading and…temporary installation of fonts in the client.…
This encompasses not only the CSS @font-face rule,…but the SVG font-face element as well.…On the surface, using web fonts…seems relatively simple.…Using CSS, you point to an external font resource…that the browser then downloads…and displays for your site.…While this sounds simple, there have been…a few issues that have slowed their adoption.…Most font vendor end user license agreements…contains clauses that prevent users from…distributing the fonts without prior approval.…
The simple mechanics of @font-face…
- What are web fonts?
- Understanding the Typekit setup requirements
- Browsing fonts
- Creating favorites
- Adding fonts to kits
- Using the Kit Editor
- Customizing selectors
- Defining fallback fonts
- Selecting fonts for desktop use
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Choosing Fonts
3. Deploying Fonts
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