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Zach Leatherman

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.

Zach’s ugly mug (his face)

Zach is a builder for the web with IndieWeb Avatar for https://www.netlify.comNetlify. He created the IndieWeb Avatar for https://www.11ty.devEleventy site generator and is still fixated on web fonts. His public speaking résumé includes talks in eight different countries at events like Jamstack Conf, Beyond Tellerrand, Smashing Conference, CSSConf, and The White House. He is an emeritus of Filament Group, NEJS CONF, and still helps out with nebraskajs’s AvatarNebraskaJS. Read more about Zach »

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