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How we use web fonts responsibly, or, avoiding a @font-face-palm

January 08, 2015

Read How we use web fonts responsibly, or, avoiding a @font-face-palm on the Filament Group Lab.

Using @font-face to load custom web fonts is a great feature to give our sites a unique and memorable aesthetic. However, when you use custom fonts on the web using standard techniques, they can slow down page load speed and hamper performance—both real and perceived. Luckily, we've figured out some methods to apply them carefully to ensure your site correctly balances usability, performance and style.

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Zach Leatherman IndieWeb Avatar for a builder for the web and the creator/maintainer of IndieWeb Avatar for https://www.11ty.devEleventy (11ty), an award-winning open source site generator. At one point he became entirely too fixated on web fonts. He has given 81 talks in nine different countries at events like Beyond Tellerrand, Smashing Conference, Jamstack Conf, CSSConf, and The White House. Formerly part of CloudCannon, Netlify, Filament Group, NEJS CONF, and NebraskaJS. Learn more about Zach »

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