September 2, 2009

Typekit: Banishing Blight from the Browser

Article Source Linux Magazine
September 2, 2009, 3:13 pm

A few months ago, I complained how dreadful, drab, and unimaginative type is on the Web. Simultaneously, I recommended Cufón, an open source project capable of rendering text in most any font using JavaScript. To recap, Cufón converts a typeface into shapes and replaces the text of one or more HTML elements with an equivalent, dynamically-rendered image.

For example, the text “Welcome to Summer Camp” in the h1 element of this HTML page (pictured below) is an image generated on-the-fly by Cufón...

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