Saturday, July 3, 2010

Google Font API integration of the week -

One of the things I’d like to do with this blog is feature particularly interesting sites that use the Google Font API. This week, I’m highlighting It looks much more like a magazine than a web site, right down to the logo, but all the text is real text, not images.

As a testament to the power of HTML5, the designer writes that the entire site was done in a weekend. That said, there are some rough edges, not least of which the fact that it’s only guaranteed to work on WebKit browsers (although most of the functionality seems fine in Firefox).

I’m looking forward to seeing more great integrations, and would especially like to see web apps, games, and so on. Maybe your site will be featured here soon.


  1. I don't have a stable Firefox release around, but I have to say I much prefer the rendering of this Firefox 4.0b2pre nightly over the Chrome screenshot above: the text in the left-hand column actually lines up on the left and right-hand sides, and there's an even gap above and below the line "SHOCKPROOF & WATERPROOF".

  2. Thanks for posting our little experiment! I'm the designer who worked on the project alongside a very talented team of developers. We were really excited to be able to use the Google font API and the new HTML5 spec.

    There's a little bit more about the project on my blog: