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Typography on the Web

Posted by Yambo on 8 January 2012

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Typography on the web has gone through a massive change over the last year and half, no one could have predicted quite how radical the web font movement would be.

Selecting a web font is now an essential element in web design, it can add a style to a website instantly and sets the tone of how other elements interact with the font. Again, Google have had a big say in typography on the web with it's very own Google Web Fonts service. Its library is always expanding and now has well over 300 different font families, all of which can be easily added to your website. 

Obviously using too many font styles can slow down your website, so only selecting the font style for certain elements makes more sense than using it for the whole body text. We recommend using the font style for H1, H2, and H3 tags only. 

The best part is the compatibility with these browsers:

  • Google Chrome: version 4.249.4+
  • Mozilla Firefox: version: 3.5+
  • Apple Safari: version 3.1+
  • Opera: version 10.5+
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer: version 6+

So no longer will sites be restricted to fonts such as Arial, Times New Roman, Georgia, etc. Release the Typographer within and be free!