Friday, May 21, 2010
Notice something different about my website?
Google Fonts people! Check out the google fonts preview page. Fantastic implementation!
Ok so obviously the fonts i selected aren’t the best for this site. I mainly just wanted to make it very extreme so you could see the different fonts. Pretty amazing. This is the first time I’ve been able to use something other then Arial on my site simply by adding css style for the font specifiying the color, size, all the typical styles for a font and also another line of code that just sits in your header attack above your css. Google has a format for it, it does require a query string (come on, you’ve seen them before…they look like this somepage.html?QueryString=IsMe) - The query string is everything after the Question mark. The question tells the browser, hey! a query string is starting! Basically, 1 line + 1 block of css = Google Fonts.
I’m sure they plan to add a whole host of other popular fonts.
Here is the google font preview page: