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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 alarmd.com 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.


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Zach Leatherman IndieWeb Avatar for https://zachleat.com/is a builder for the web at IndieWeb Avatar for https://cloudcannon.com/CloudCannon. He is the creator and 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 79 talks in nine different countries at events like Beyond Tellerrand, Smashing Conference, Jamstack Conf, CSSConf, and The White House. Formerly part of Netlify, Filament Group, NEJS CONF, and NebraskaJS. Learn more about Zach »

3 Comments
  1. Matt Steele Disqus

    25 Jan 2010
    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.
  2. Jonathan Sharp Disqus

    28 Jan 2010
    Is it Web 2.0 compatible with AJAX? Oh, and what port do you need to open to send it to my screen?
  3. Zach Leatherman Disqus

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