Me, for the last year or so: “
rem‘s are so cool! I’m gonna size everything with them, that way I can adjust the font-size on the root element and everything will scale with it!” It was a nice dream. And it wasn’t a disaster. … Read article “Font Size Idea: px at the Root, rem for Components, em for Text Elements”
The issue is 1) custom fonts are awesome and we want to use them 2) custom fonts slow down our pages by being large additional resources. Dealing with this has been in the air recently so I thought I’d round up some of the ideas and add thoughts of my own. … Read article “Preventing the Performance Hit from Custom Fonts”
A reader writes in:
… Read article “Custom Fonts in Emails”
Would it be possible to draw an entire typeface in CSS to be sent in emails? Our company needs to send out emails to about 20k people to introduce a new brand that we are launching. The emails will be in HTML/CSS. My CEO is very specific about the type of aesthetic he wants to achieve, and this includes using a typeface that is not native to either Mac or Windows computers. We do not want
Many (especially decorative) web fonts come only in a few selected weights and styles. It's smart to load as few as possible since they can be quite heavy, but also make sure you only use them in the weights/styles you load otherwise the browser will fake it for you and muddy it up.
I have to admit I don’t have my head fully wrapped around this whole font-embedding controversy. At it’s root, it comes from us web designers being frustrated by the lack of options font options for our web pages. We want more, the “core 10” are just too limiting. Ideally, we’d like to use any font we want without resorting to alternative methods like sIFR, FLIR, or simply just using images.… Read article “Will Font Embedding Ever Become A Reality?”