Outlining some issues with the current approaches for fonts on the internet, and discussing some alternatives: more creative font stacks and font embedding. Presented at Barcamp Antwerp March 21 2009. More at http://lensco.be
But still ...
. Arial (Helvetica if you’re lucky)
. Lucida Grande
. limited, sometimes boring font stacks
. image replacement, sIFR, Cufon, ...
. often hard to get it just right
. flash of content
. more pain in the ass than they should be
Option one: spice up your font stacks
. Expand your font choice
. Mix fonts (like em, strong, links, quotes, ...)
. Use weights, font-styles, small caps,
. Mind variations in size and legibility
. Test all fonts in your stack on all platforms
Rockwell, Helvetica Neue, Optima and Andale
Mono on www.lensco.be
We got rid of the
“web safe” colors,
now let’s get rid of
“web safe” fonts!
That’s all folks!
Read on at http://lensco.be