When I launched mattwie.be, I said that I had some things to say about the state of CSS typographic controls. I’m making good on that threat. Things have come a long way from too-long measures of Times New Roman on a mid-gray background, but CSS still lags behind page layout software in many areas, which […]
Category Archives: Web Standards
UPDATE: The syntax has already been improved to favour IE9 loading WOFF instead of EOT, thanks to some sleuthing by the CSS Ninja. UPDATE 2: The syntax now uses a ? instead of a # because local IE requests choked on the #. Ethan Dunham of Font Squirrel and Fontspring fame has just released the definitive @font-face syntax. […]
IE9 officially supports the new WOFF format for embedding webfonts. And there was much rejoicing. But, the question that’s been nagging away at me has been: how do we as web developers account for IE’s legacy EOT format while giving preferential treatment to the emerging WOFF standard? The short answer is: keep using Paul Irish’s […]
As of a couple of minutes ago, this site has relegated the venerable sIFR to the dustbin of history, opting instead for the bright future of true custom fonts using the @font-face CSS declaration that has been around since 1998. Why it took so long for custom web fonts to become an in-browser reality is […]
Opera has released the beginnings of a terrific (and free) web standards curriculum. This should be a good resource for designers to educate their clients!