I have been seeing a lot of non web fonts in html sites and am wondering how that commonly is done.
I have used sIFR and I thought it was OK, but would love to find some other ways.
What is the most common solution for this? What else is out there?
Thanks a lot for any suggestions!
Images are still commonly used.
A few bloggers have posted pro/con comparisons of these techniques:
The biggest problem for all of these techniques is font licenses. Adobe hasn't really spoken about their stance on using something like Cufón to render their fonts on the web. I tried to figure out Adobe's SLA, with respect to fonts over here.
This is a great opportunity for designers on the web. Fonts have been the weakest tool in the developers bag of tricks. Once the type foundries clearly state their position on this subject, a whole new world opens up for us.
OK now Google has gotten into the act. They have paid for and are hosting web fonts.
Please look at: http://www.soulofagypsy.com/
You will note that the font is a script font and if you look at the HTML, it comes out as simple text. So it does not break any readability (for the blind) issues.
It's really easy to make this part of CSS and your web page.