Web fonts to beutify your design

If you want your website to stand out from crowd then use some different fonts.  Best way to use fonts is CSS. Usually all fonts used in web page must be present locally on visitors computer. If you use font family that is not on visitor’s local computer then it will not apply to text on web page.There are some work around for using fonts that will show on every computer regardless if it is present on visitor’s computer. Web fonts is one of them and best one at this point because it is css, not image, JavaScript or flash.

Css loads on web page not preventing load process, where javascript loads and prevents web page from loading other content until script finishes loading.

Web fonts is best for using for titles on page. It is regular text beautifully presented without using image or flash alternatives. There are currently 257 free fonts to use on google api page. For some design ideas check this wordpress template that uses web fonts.

Web fonts supported by following web browsers :

  • Google Chrome: version 4.249.4+
  • Mozilla Firefox: version: 3.5+
  • Apple Safari: version 3.1+
  • Opera: version 10.5+
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer: version 6+
  • Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.2+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod) and most mobile browsers

For other ways of using custom fonts check cufon (http://cufon.shoqolate.com/generate/ discontinued in the beginning of 2017. Source code of old site can be downloaded from github repository https://github.com/sorccu/cufon) method and CufonConts directory . Also commercial solution can be Typekit with big library of fonts.

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