Fonts on the Web
The days of being limited to a handful of fonts on the web are very close to being a thing of the past. The problem is no longer a lack of viable solutions, but rather, an abundance of them.
Technologies like Cufon, sIFR, FLIR and @font-face all represent different groups of developers placing bets on what they believe to be the future of web typography.
There is, as of yet, no consensus in this ever-evolving game. All of these methods have perfectly valid arguments both for and against their use.
Further, even the most popular browsers support each of these technologies in widely varying degrees.
However, the @font-face CSS method is among the strongest, simplest and most flexible competitors in this game. It seems to be the current rockstar of the bunch, garnering all the attention and causing a number of sites to pop up offering both free and premium fonts in support of it.
This guide will teach you how to implement @font-face with cross-browser compatibility and will also look at a number of the supporting services that have arisen, making it even easier to use custom fonts in your web designs.