Did you know that lately lots of web developers are using Google’s Font Directory to find the Clean, Beautiful, Professional, and Unique font for their websites, blogs, and other projects. Then they connect the chosen font to their CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) file using the Google Font API (Application Programming Interface) which will display the specific font on their Websites, Blogs, or Other projects without worrying about what kind of the font the user’s computer will allow to show. I don’t know about you but I think it’s Awesome.
The Free Fonts on the Google’s Font directory are freely available for people to use on their websites under an open source license, and they are served by Google Servers. So far Google have been doing really good on improving the performance of their Font Directory, and they still keep on optimizing whatever they can to better serve their Font users. At the same time they gave these recommendations on how YOU can optimize and improve the performance of the Google Font in your projects, websites, and blogs. Here is the list:
1. Combine multiple fonts into one request.
2. Don’t put the @import in an external CSS.
3. Put the font request early.
4. Don’t ask for fonts you don’t use.
5. Use tools to analyze your page’s performance.
To see more details about this optimization list, go directly to Google’s Web Font Blog Post. Also, just so you know, Google fonts are now able to work on some major mobile devices like Android 2.2+, iPhone, and iPad. Another awesome part that Google created with their Google Font directory is that you can Submit Your Own Font to them. At the same time you can submit your personal info like an URL with information about your font which will most likely bring traffic to your website, profile, blog, or whatever that specific page may be to where you provided the link to. So, what are you waiting for, scroll down this page, and see what font you like, and use it, and then let us know in the comment section below if you like the way your font looks and works on your website or blog.
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