5 of the Best CSS3 Font Tools Fonts have made the most dramatic visual impact on the web since graphic support was added to browsers. A few years ago, it would be impossible to find a website using anything other than Arial, Verdana, Tahoma, Times New Roman or Georgia (or, heaven forbid, Comic Sans). While there’s nothing wrong with standard font stacks, they can become a little monotonous. Internet Explorer has supported web fonts for more than a decade but it’s taken competing browsers a little longer to catch up. Why And How To Use Icon Fonts As great as images are, they present challenges in designing websites. They add file weight. They require additional http requests. They don’t scale well.
Responsive Font Size with CSS Making your font-size respond to viewport or container size should be a must to complete your responsive designs. Having a fixed font-size accross devices is not always a good idea. The key point is to get a readable font size and a comfortable line length in most viewports. CSS viewport units and media queries provide the means to implement a responsive font size. Font Size and Line Length
Revised Font Stack Serious efforts are being made to get more typeface choices on the web to enhance web typography. Still, most of us prefer web-safe fonts like: Verdana, Georgia, Times New Roman and Arial. Though choices are limited, yet the number can be increased by exploring other pre-installed fonts. “… font stacks are ultimately design factors, and should be scrutinized as such.”—Nathan Ford, Better CSS font stacks Tom Davie Blackletter This typographic poster features a photographed 3-D two-tone blackletter paper sculpture overlaid with an original graphite line drawing. ❤ Purchase Can O’ Dingbats This typographic poster is an ode to Hermann Zapf’s Zapf Dingbats. All of the elements and icons used in this piece are from that single source
WhatFont Tool ← Back to Chengyin's main page What is the easiest way to find out the fonts used in a webpage? Firebug or Webkit Inspector? No, that's too complicated. 8 Definitive Web Font Stacks Article A more traditional Garamond-based serif stack: font-family: "Palatino Linotype", Palatino, Palladio, "URW Palladio L", "Book Antiqua", Baskerville, "Bookman Old Style", "Bitstream Charter", "Nimbus Roman No9 L", Garamond, "Apple Garamond", "ITC Garamond Narrow", "New Century Schoolbook", "Century Schoolbook", "Century Schoolbook L", Georgia, serif; The Helvetica/Arial-based sans serif stack: font-family: Frutiger, "Frutiger Linotype", Univers, Calibri, "Gill Sans", "Gill Sans MT", "Myriad Pro", Myriad, "DejaVu Sans Condensed", "Liberation Sans", "Nimbus Sans L", Tahoma, Geneva, "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; The Verdana-based sans serif stack:
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