Web designers, geeks and font lovers – here is a font resource to make your heart happy.
Remember the days when web designing involved creating images or converting and then embedding fonts in order to have a nice looking website? No more coding or converting – Google has simplified the embedding font process with the Google font directory.
The Google Font Directory lets you browse all the fonts available via the Google Font API. All fonts in the directory are available for use on your website under an open source license and are served by Google servers.
“For a long time, the web has lagged print and even other electronic media in typographic sophistication. To enjoy the visual richness of diverse fonts, webmasters have resorted to workarounds such as baking text into images. Thanks to browser support for web fonts, this is rapidly changing. Web fonts, enabled by the CSS3 @font-face standard, are hosted in the cloud and sent to browsers as needed,” explains Google.
View font details to get the code needed to embed the font on your web site. Use the Google font previewer to see exactly what your font will look like with various styles. Google is helping eleviate the font frustration! Presently there are 18 fonts to choose from available under the open source license.
The web designer past in me starts itching like mad when I see something fun like this! (Big thanks to Jamie for sharing)
p.s. @MelanieRicheson sent me this linky: FABULOUS fonts that can be used for business: FontSquirrel – beautifully displayed and fantastic selection