Google Web Fonts

If you’re a web developer, you know the issues around typefaces (fonts). You can specify any font you want, but if the viewer doesn’t have that font installed, their view will fall back to a generic font. So how do you use cool fonts? Well, formerly you could “embed” fonts in a web page, but that was a kludge that’s no longer available.

One of my recent students, a very bright up-and-coming web developer, directed me to Google Web Fonts ( This makes sense: use somebody else’s font collection! It’s a very nice idea. Thanks, LH.

My one reservation is this: use Google’s fonts, and Google gets that much deeper a view into everything involved in your site. You may or may not care about this; I do.