Zenfonts – A tiny and flexible JavaScript tool to help loading web fonts

// JavaScript Zenfonts(“Dolly”, {fallbackClass: “fallback-dolly”}) /* CSS */ body { font-family: “Dolly”, Georgia, serif; } .fallback-dolly body { font-family: Georgia, serif; } A tiny JavaScript helper to load and pre-load web fonts that are specified via @font-face. It uses best practices from other solutions, but it’s still a unique combination: It’s tiny (793 bytes minimized […]

Multicolor Fonts in the browser

Seemingly out of nowhere, big guys like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla and Adobe are proposing multicolor font formats, and rushing to have them implemented in browsers and OSes. This sudden interest is not so much fueled by typographers, designers or web developers, but by an unlikely group: teenagers. More specifically: teenagers who demand their communication […]

Color Emoji in Windows 8.1 —The Future of Color Fonts?

With Windows 8.1, Microsoft’s operating system now also supports color emoji. But they did it in a very different way than Apple and Google. Instead of using PNG images, they introduced a support for layered vector glyphs! Reminds of that neat trick where one would layer webfonts/icofonts on top of eachother, all in a different […]

Fontello – iconic fonts scissors

This tool lets you combine iconic webfonts for your own project. With fontello you can: shrink glyph collections, minimizing font size merge symbols from several fonts into a single file access large sets of professional-grade open source icons First, select the icons you like. Then update glyph codes (optional), and download your webfont bundle. Source […]