Our Guide To

OpenType Variable Fonts

Variable Fonts open up new possibilities for typography on the web, from granular control over styling to optimizations that make for super speedy and selective loading. This guide provides an overview of the concept along with relevant CSS properties and best practices that will help you wrangle custom fonts like a boss.

A New Responsive Font Format for the Web

Nick Sherman gave a fascinating talk at Ampersand earlier this month which was based on an article he wrote called Variable Fonts for Responsive Design. In both the talk and the essay he suggests that we need a new font format to solve complex responsive design problems: …the glyph shapes in modern fonts are restricted […]

font-feature-settings

This property gives us control over advanced typographic settings such as small caps, ligatures, and swashes. To activate them you must declare which value you need in quotes and then followed by either 1 or on to enable. Alternatively, you can disable them with either 0 or off: .element { /* these two values do […]

font-variant

The font-variant property allows you to change the targeted text to small caps. This property has been extended in CSS3. p:first-line { font-variant: small-caps; /* default is `normal` */ } Before CSS3, this property accepted one of two possible values: normal (how text is rendered by default) and small-caps. A value of small-caps will render […]

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