CSS3 @font-face Design Guide. Although CSS3 @font-face is supported by most major browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari), but not all.
When it doesn't, your custom fonts might break the layout or come out with undesired results. In this article, I will explain the common issues with using custom fonts, picking the matching fallback web safe fonts, and how to create a perfect fallback font style with Modernizr. CSS Cross Browser Fonts using CSS3 @font-face. For years, web designers and bloggers have been limited to a select number of "web-safe" fonts.
It was initially developed by Mike Davidson and improved by Mark Wubben. It is a scalable variety of HTML text-to-flash replacement pioneered by Shaun Inman. Overview CSS support in web browsers did not, at the time of sIFR's creation, allow webpages to dynamically include web fonts, so there was no guarantee that fonts specified in CSS or HTML would show as intended, as the browsing user may or may not have had the specified font installed in their system. sIFR embeds a font in a Flash element that displays the text, pre-empting the need for a font to have been manually pre-installed on a user's system. A common technique is to use raster graphics to display text in a font that cannot be trusted to be available on most computers.
Ttf2eot on the web! Create Your Own @font-face Kits. Editorial article on Kombinat-Typefounders ❧ → While the mobile browser usage share is only at a total of 11.78% this is a rapidly expanding segment of the browser market.
The introduction of iOS 5 on October 12th, 2011 marked a major turning point for WOFF on mobile devices. As expected the introduction of iOS 5.1 catapulted WOFF support on mobile devices from a meager 0.35% to 24.15% in just two months time. The impact of Safari Mobile is mainly due to the Apple’s massive usage share. Updates (Sept. 9, 2012): Usage share of all browsers → by Hannes Famira created Sep. 09, 2011 updated Jan. 26, 2014 Safari (66.43%) 48.66% WOFF support → version 5.1 and up since October 2011 Android (20.87 %) Editorial article on Kombinat-Typefounders ❧ → As of July 20, 2011 all major desktop browsers are now represented with a GA (General Availability) version offering WOFF support.
This means all eyes are on the mobile browser market now. It is worth mentioning though that specs for the WOFF format have not even been finalized yet. The WOFF specification was published as Candidate Recommendation on August 4, 2011. Updates (September 9, 2012): Usage share of all browser by Hannes Famira created Aug. 15, 2010 updated Jan. 26, 2014. The Art Of Font Embedding - scriptflipper.com. Web Fonts. Google Web Fonts API 增加“text=”参数节约请求量.
Nice Web Type – IE10 supports OpenType features via CSS. Internet Explorer 10 has joined Firefox 4+ in supporting OpenType font features via CSS vendor prefixes.
To explain how these features work, Microsoft commissioned demo pages from Font Bureau, Monotype, and FontFont (reminiscent of another demo/announcement from Microsoft). First WOFF support in IE9, and now the beginnings of OpenType feature support in IE10. The demos are nicely done, and they each come with code samples that are worth studying. The way OpenType features are presently implemented is somewhat complicated. For instance, here’s how to enable small caps in IE and Firefox: That’s the CSS font-feature-settings property, which is the most specific of font feature property settings. Common fonts to all versions of Windows & Mac equivalents (Browser safe fonts) - Web design tips & tricks. Last updated: 2008/06/03 Return to the main page Introduction Here you can find the list with the standard set of fonts common to all versions of Windows and their Mac substitutes, referred sometimes as "browser safe fonts".
This is the reference I use when making web pages and I expect you will find it useful too. If you are new to web design, maybe you are thinking: "Why I have to limit to that small set of fonts? If you want to know how the fonts are displayed in other OS's or browsers than yours, after the table you can find several screen shots of this page in different systems and browsers.
The list First, a few introductory notes: The names in grey are the generic family of each font. CSS @ Ten: The Next Big Thing. CSS is ten years old this year.
Such an anniversary is an opportunity to revisit the past and chart the future. CSS has fundamentally changed web design by separating style from structure. It has provided designers with a set of properties that can be tweaked to make marked-up pages look right—and CSS3 proposes additional properties requested by designers. Issue № 244 Many CSS properties, both old and new, deal with text: they describe text color, position, style, and direction. Consider the fine designs in the CSS Zen Garden. CSS3 Transforms & @font-face Experiment. Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 This is the first of what I hope are number of experiments I plan on working on over the next few months, all in an effort to get acquainted with some of the new CSS3 features out in the wild that seem to be gaining some traction.
The last few months have been pretty exciting, with all the talk about new CSS3 features and how browsers are adding support for them, it’s a great time to be a designer for the web. It’s a lot easier these days to experiment with different typefaces, layouts and techniques previously not available. Take a look at the image below: No, it’s not a poster.