Ban Helvetica * Or Why Ignoring Web Safe Fonts Makes Your Website Better
Garrick Van Buren
He has assisted Westlaw, Star Tribune, LifeTime Fitness, Sun Microsystems, Target, Best Buy, Orbitz.com, and countless start-ups in developing and maintaining a compelling, sustainable, web presence. Garrick co-founded and contributes to the MNteractive.com and PodcastMN.com communities, and continues to publish one of the first podcasts – The First Crack Podcast. Recently, Garrick has built Typerighter - a quiet, cross-device writing environment.
Good web design is about appropriateness * appropriate colors, layouts, actions. Now, there are dozens of ways to use more appropriate fonts and typefaces on your website.
SiFR, Cufon, CSS's @font-face (like my own Kernest), and a bunch more.
Let's explore the different methods and dig into the appropriateness of each method of adding a custom font to your website.