Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Web fonts, part of Web Development Foundations: Web Technologies.
…For years, the only way to display fonts on…your site, was to use the fonts installed on the…client machine. That meant that you really couldn't use just…any font that you want, you had to rely on…system fonts that were widely distributed with popular operating…systems. This is why we've become so familiar with reading…websites in Arial, Verdana, or Georgia. And recently, that has…all changed, with the evolution and support of web fonts.…So how do web fonts differ from how…we've traditionally used fonts? Technically, the term web…fonts refers to any technology that allows the…automatic downloading and temporary installation of fonts on the…client. Since that's mainly accomplished using the CSS…@font-face rule, the term web fonts has begun…to simply refer to the @font-face technique. But…it is important to note that the SVG font…face element allows this functionality as well. Let's…take a look at how web fonts work. The…@font-face rule allows us to request a font from…the web server. The font is downloaded and temporarily…
- Working with web clients and servers
- Exploring HTTP
- How browsers work
- Structuring HTML
- Controlling presentation with CSS
- Dealing with data
- Working with a content management system (like WordPress)
- Using cloud services
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to the Web
2. Front-End Technology
3. Back-End Technology
4. Assembly Technologies
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