Typekit Font Events
May 14, 2010
Web fonts may be the best thing to happen to web design in years, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some tricky issues to overcome. One of the most annoying things is dealing with what’s become known as the FOUT or ‘Flash of Unstyled Text’. It’s what happens in some browsers while waiting for fonts to download.
Typekit is introducing Font Events to put you back in control when using web fonts. It’s simple: Typekit will tell you when the fonts have become active. You can do cool things with that information, like
- Control the FOUT
- Normalize font metrics between the fallback font and the web font
- Show a loading message
To get started, check out the documentation, then republish your kit. Have fun, and let us know what you think!