Category: webfont

What’s the deal with declaring font properties on @font-face?

I hope you read that title out loud in your best Seinfeld impression. A recent question in our forums made me aware that there are more properties that can be added to @font-face than the usual font-family and src suspects. What are the point of those? Why would you want to declare other font declarations there? IR...

Critical Web Fonts

Zach Leatherman outlines a new method for loading webfonts whereby the process can be broken up into two stages: …instead of a full Roman webfont in the first stage, it loads a small subset of the Roman webfont, in this case with only the uppercase and lowercase alphabetic characters. Then, in the second stage, ...

TypeKit Starts Using Native Font Loading API

Typekit has updated the WebFont Loader project with support for the new CSS font loading API: Before the introduction of the native API, we detected font loading by inserting test elements in the page. These elements were regularly polled for width to see if the font had loaded. This process is very expensive because i...