This is a wondrous little project by Wenting Zhang that showcases a series of variable fonts and lets you manipulate their settings to see the results. It’s interesting that there’s so many tools like this that have been released over the past couple of months, such as v-fonts, Axis-Praxis and Wakamai Fondue just to name a few.… Read article
I tend to think of variable fonts as a font format in which a single font file is capable of displaying type at near-infinite variations of things like boldness, width, and slantyness. In my experience, that's a common use case. Just check out many of the interactive demos over at Axis-Praxis:… Read article
There’s a lot of good news in the world of web fonts!
- The forthcoming version of Microsoft Edge will finally implement
unicode-range, the last modern browser to do so.
- Preload and
font-displayare landing in Safari and Firefox.
- Variable fonts are shipping everywhere.
Using custom fonts in a performant way is becoming far easier. Let’s take a peek at some things we can do when using custom fonts to make sure we’re being as performant as we can be.… Read article
Using custom fonts is getting increasingly easier. We’ll cover the basics of usage here and get into the more in-depth features that are helpful for developers who want to level up and aim to perfect advanced concepts, like loading font files.
In 2016, an important development in web typography was jointly announced by representatives from Adobe, Microsoft, Apple, and Google. Version 1.8 of the OpenType font format introduced variable fonts. With so many big names involved, it's unsurprising that all browsers are on-board and racing ahead with implementation.… Read article