CSS - 10 Years Later

10/25/07 :: by Patrick

Now that CSS is just over ten years old, you may be thinking to yourself: when will us designers and developers be able to use fonts on our beautifully designed websites other than Georgia, Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, etc?

Well friends, that day is coming and coming soon. in fact, the idea has been around since 1998: web fonts. Get all the nitty gritty details from the article by HÃ¥kon Wium Lie (the inventor of CSS) on A List Apart.

If you don’t care to thumb through the article, I will give a simplified explanation. Basically, you will be able to import TrueType font faces into your style by linking to the source font file on a web server. This, of course, opens up another can of worms about the licensing issues related to purchased fonts, but hey, the web is built on stealing, right?

3 Responses to “CSS - 10 Years Later”

  1. brocksteady Says:

    Sa-weet PJ. Will OpenType fonts be compatible?

  2. stina Says:

    OH BABY. Christmas comes early this year!

  3. Patrick Says:

    As far as I know - which isn’t very much at this point - it’s only open to TT fonts.

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