Googe Fonts

Have you ever wanted to use a font on your website and weren’t able to simply because it wasn’t a web-safe font?  Perhaps you wanted a beautiful scrolling heading but knew that doing so would require creating an image heading and really – that’s just not good SEO is it?

Last week the solution to this issue was brought to my attention by Jacob Gube over on the Mashable site in his article on the implementation of Google’s New Google Font API.  Basically this is a standardized mechanism for pulling in external font definitions into IE, Firefox, Safari, etc. allowing designers and website owners to finally use the fonts they feel would best work with their design.

I’m not going to bother outlining how it works, Jacob does a great job so head on over to the article on the Mashable site at http://mashable.com/2010/07/29/google-font-api-guide/.

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