Contents tagged “font”
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Henry Desroches wrote
In previous experience, converting variable TTF to WOFF via online tools like convert.io or FontSquirrel would often break the axes needed to interpolate between font variation settings.
Harry Roberts wrote
If you're using Google Fonts service instead of self-hosting the fonts (even if they come from Google Fonts), Harry shows here the optimal performance and UX you can get with it, with lot of details, but a really simple solution.
Vincent De Oliveira wrote
Line-height and vertical-align are simple CSS properties. So simple that most of us are convinced to fully understand how they work and how to use them. But it’s not. They really are complex, maybe the hardest ones, as they have a major role in the creation of one of the less-known feature of CSS: inline formatting context.
Florens Verschelde wrote
A nice overview of the many variations body copy has seen since the Web exists.
Jason Pamental wrote
In issue #11 of his great Web Fonts & Typography News newsletter, Jason Pamental shares the progress made by the W3C Web Fonts Working Group towards a new way to progressively serve fonts so that only the required new glyphs are downloaded every time new characters have to be rendered.
Monica Dinculescu wrote
If you're using a web font, you're bound to see a flash of unstyled text (or FOUC), between the initial render of your websafe font and the webfont that you've chosen. This usually results in a jarring shift in layout, due to sizing discrepancies between the two fonts. To minimize this discrepancy, you can try to match the fallback font and the intended webfont’s x-heights and widths. This tool helps you do exactly that.
Zach Leatherman wrote
Evan Minto wrote a great article showing the Internet Archive has tested the actual root font-size set by their visitors, and the result shows a lot of people still change the default one: Pixels vs. Ems: Users DO Change Font Size.
I am really happy to still read articles that advocate for the use of proportional CSS units as em and rem in 2016. But there are often trolls that come comment these articles to say that we, who are using proportional units, are dumb, because there is no need for this. Here is an example.
Navigant régulièrement avec une connexion de piètre qualité, j'en ai un peu marre de voir de nombreux sites me présenter juste des éléments d'interface en attendant le chargement des fichiers de fontes utilisées par @font-face. Du coup, vu que ce site n'a pas spécialement d'enjeu graphique particulier, j'ai décidé de me passer des deux fontes que j'imposais depuis la refonte récente. L'occasion de me replonger dans l'enfer des font stacks web safe…
Vous l'avez peut-être remarqué vous même si vous faites partie des rares à venir de temps en temps sur le site, mais certainement pas si vous me lisez via le flux RSS, j'ai fait quelques ajustements, notamment sur la page d'accueil.
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