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HTML5 and CSS3: Visual QuickStart Guide, Seventh Edition by Bruce Hyslop, Elizabeth Castro

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13. Working with Web Fonts

In This Chapter

What Is a Web Font?

Where to Find Web Fonts

Downloading Your First Web Font

Working with @font-face

Styling Web Fonts and Managing File Size

Over the past few years, we have observed a renaissance in using fonts on the Web. Whereas we used to have a very limited choice of typefaces, now, thanks to Web fonts, we have myriad options for choosing typefaces for Web projects. Watching this change unfold is both fascinating and extremely exciting.

Choosing a font used to be relatively simple. By default, you were limited as to what fonts you could expect users to have installed on their computers. This is the reason most Web sites have their body copy set in Georgia, Arial, Verdana, or Trebuchet. These typefaces ...

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