Web Font Performance: Weighing @fontface Options and Alternatives
Web fonts are a key ingredient in today’s website designs; at my employer (AOL) it is a given redesigns will feature downloadable fonts. The days of maintaining a sprite full of graphic text headlines are behind us. We’ve moved on—but what approach yields the best performance?
The goal of this article is to look at the various web font implementation options available, benchmark their performance, and arm you with some useful tips in squeezing the most bang for your font byte.