Showing posts with label ttf. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ttf. Show all posts

Thursday, 19 August 2010

How to add interesting fonts to your page

You must have seen websites where the title or main text had a great font and thought, that's what I want for my site. Well here is how to do it.

See demo.

The first thing you need is to find the font that you want to use. I would recommend sites such as Here at least you shouldn't get into licensing trouble. Once you have identified the font you'd like to use, you need to download it. You will probably get a .ttf file which is fine.

Not all browsers handle fonts in the same way so you need to have multiple formats of the font and the necessary code to embed it in your page reliably. To do this we use fontsquirrel fontface generator at Check the 'Agreement' box first. Click on the 'Add fonts' button and upload your font. You will then be returned with a kit. The kit contains the fonts in all the formats you need and the necessary CSS code you need to embed it in your page.

Here is an example of the results:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang=”en”>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<title>Nice fonts</title>
<style type="text/css">
font-family: 'KarmaRegular';
src: url('fonts/karma-webfont.eot');
src: local('☺'), url('fonts/karma-webfont.woff') format('woff'), url('fonts/karma-webfont.ttf') format('truetype'), url('fonts/karma-webfont.svg#webfont4iIQLJby') format('svg');
font-weight: normal;
font-style: normal;
font-family: 'KarmaRegular';
<h1>Hello World!</h1>