I’ve been fascinated by web fonts in private, but news that Google has a Fonts API in a beta release — in short, making liberally-licensed fonts for websites easier to implement — pushes up my interest. And this, despite the Google diet I’ve put myself on. (Once I learn more about web fonts, it’ll be easy to replace their service with one I can host. And besides, it’s not like the Big G is going to get any more personal data about me in the transaction. They have it all already.)
This blog post is for other dabblers. Start here to use Google’s API; it includes a simple real-life example to try. Â For pre-dabblers, web fonts can bring a new level ofÂ typographyÂ to the web, without resorting to pictures of text. Â I’ll probably be trying it out on this blog, using Vollkorn, next week.
HT: “Embedding Google Font to Your WP Blog” (Make Tech Easier)