Tag Archives: webfonts

Better Google Fonts

Google Web Fonts is an awe­some source of free, open source fonts hooked up to a world-class CDN. It’s also, sadly, filled with one-off nov­elty fonts vying for the title of “the new Comic Sans.” I quickly dis­cov­ered that a good met­ric for higher-quality fonts was the pres­ence of at least one alter­nate. The Google […]

FontFriend 3.2 Released: Now With More Google

When I released Font­Friend 3.1, I men­tioned that Google Web Fonts didn’t have a proper API, mak­ing things dif­fi­cult. They still don’t have a pub­lic API, but on Thurs­day I was given “trusted tester” access to the new API. It won’t look that much dif­fer­ent, but there’ll be a few fonts work­ing now that weren’t […]

FontFriend 3.1 Loves Google Webfonts

I’ve had a num­ber of requests to bet­ter inte­grate Google Web­fonts into Font­Friend. They keep adding all these great fonts that any­one can use for free, and should be part of a tool like Font­Friend. The trou­ble was that they didn’t have an API, mak­ing it dif­fi­cult. More on that later, because I got it […]

FontFriend 3.0 Released

I’m pleased to announce the imme­di­ate release of Font­Friend 3.0, the Type­kit inte­gra­tion edi­tion. Invok­ing the book­marklet on any Typekit-enabled page will automag­i­cally throw all the fonts in your kit into the cus­tom fam­i­lies list. I’ve set up a demo page with Font­Friend embed­ded and a big Type­kit kit. My main imag­ined use-case for this feature […]

The Definitive @font-face Syntax

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 […]