Google Fonts

Google Font LogoOne of many new features in CSS3 that has the Web development and design world clamoring is the introduction (well, reintroduction and standardization, really) of embedded fonts. Commonly referred to as the @font-face property, CSS3 will allow you to use non-standard fonts on your Web pages without having to resort to using images. Instead, you’ll upload the font file (in most cases, a Truetype Font [TTF] file) to a space on the Web, then use the @font-face property to import that font file as a resource for the page.

Google has already begun capitalizing on this concept by creating the Google Font API. At this time, Google offers 18 completely free and open-source fonts, hosted on Google’s own content delivery network (CDN), that you can use on your Web pages.

The Six Revisions blog posted a great guide to using the new Google Font API, today. More information about this fantastic new tool is available in the official Google Font FAQ.

2 Responses

  • Dorie

    Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog jump out.

    • Hi Dorie, the WordPress design and theme I’m using for is a custom made one. I’m still working on bits and pieces as I think there are some improvements to be made to it.