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Zach Leatherman

The 24 Clock on ALARMd

January 24, 2010

If you’re only using @font-face for titles and text, you’re missing out on a whole wealth of use cases that have yet to be explored. For instance, I created a very simple 7 Segment Display Numeric font to be used for a skin on and changed the color using nothing but CSS to create the “24″ Clock (true fans will note that the actual font is italic and has a serif on the 1). Nonetheless, this is just another useful application of @font-face.

Take a look at the Dingbats section on fontsquirrel to get your brain going in the same direction.

Zach’s ugly mug (his face)

Zach is a builder for the web with Netlify. He created the Eleventy static site generator and is still fixated on web fonts. His public speaking résumé includes talks in eight different countries at events like Beyond Tellerrand, Smashing Conference, CSSConf, and The White House. He is an emeritus of Filament Group, NEJS CONF, and still helps out with NebraskaJS. Read more about Zach »

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3 Replies
    1. Matt Steele Disqus

      24 Jan 2010 at 06:54PM
      A Few suGgEstions:puT THe cLOck tiCK sound oN THE paGeMaKe THE dEFaUlt vIDeo JAcK BaUeR YElLInG DaMnIt!Stop USiNG SEnsible TeChNicaL pHRASeS ANd sTARt UtTerING gibBERIsH.
      1. Jonathan Sharp Disqus

        27 Jan 2010 at 09:16PM
        Is it Web 2.0 compatible with AJAX? Oh, and what port do you need to open to send it to my screen?
        1. Zach Leatherman Disqus

          30 Jan 2010 at 02:09PM
          It's HTML 5 and doesn't use Flash! Fully compatible with the iPad and multi-touch!
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