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What’s Google Fonts got to do, got to do with it?

A whole heck of of a lot if you’re looking for an easy and effortless want to propel your site to the next level!

Jesus may “Hate Papyrus,” but he’s got to love what’s going on over at Google Web Fonts.

Have you discovered this web designer’s gem? Matt Adams pointed me to it a while back, and I’ve been able to use it on several web projects when the typical “web-friendly” fonts just didn’t cut it.

Google Web Fonts lets you browse all the fonts available via the Google Web Fonts API. All fonts in the directory are available for use on your website under an open source license and are served by Google servers.

It’s really easy. Follow these three simple steps.

1. Go to http://google.com/webfonts, find the font you want, and click it.

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2. Click the “Use This Font” tab.

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3. Copy and paste the code into your website

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The end result, shown in this paragraph, is non-standard web fonts (example of “Rock Salt“) that even degrade beautifully in browsers that don’t play nice (which are hard to find). Here’s the list of supported browsers:

  • Google Chrome: version 4.249.4+
  • Mozilla Firefox: version: 3.5+
  • Apple Safari: version 3.1+
  • Opera: version 10.5+
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer: version 6+

What do you think? Are you already using Google Fonts? What web font tool do you you use?

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  1. Ben (Reply) on June 15th, 2011

    Google fonts is great! They have come a long way since I first started using them and are adding fonts to the library all the time. I used to use cufon but finding fonts with a license is a pain. Google makes it a simple process here.


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