CSS Fonts

Book description

From custom fonts to ad-hoc font families you assemble out of a variety of individual faces, CSS 3 gives you more typographic options than ever before. This concise guide shows you how to use CSS properties to gain a fine-grained and wide-ranging influence over how you display fonts on the Web.

Short and sweet, this book is an excerpt from the upcoming fourth edition of CSS: The Definitive Guide. When you purchase either the print or the ebook edition of Fonts, you’ll receive a discount on the entire Definitive Guide once it’s released. Why wait? Learn how to choose and manipulate fonts right away.

  • Specify font families and their generic alternatives
  • Use @font-face to specify customized downloadable fonts
  • Size your fonts with absolute or relative scales, percentages, or length units
  • Understand the difference between italic and oblique styles
  • Learn how to specify or suppress a font’s kerning data and other font features
  • Synthesize your own variants for fonts that lack bold or italic text

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Product information

  • Title: CSS Fonts
  • Author(s): Eric A. Meyer
  • Release date: July 2013
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781449371494