Google Fonts

Brand new redesign to Google Fonts ✨

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Alexander Isora 🌀 — Phoenix Startup creator, developer
It's a pity you have removed the Web Font Loader JS string ;\ As a developer I'm disappointed.
Andreas Mitschke — I own a computer
@sweetiebelka That might be because Typekit/Google's and every js webfont loader is far from good practice. No caching, no compression, potential script issues, slow performance and guaranteed FOUT.

Atm, the most performant and easiest to maintain way remains simple CDN-hosted CSS @ inclusion and let the browser engine care about the rest.
Alexandre Vallières — ½ of RGBA.fm | Web Developer | Blogger
@andmitsch @sweetiebelka I like how storing the font in localStorage is even better. Easily implemented with https://jaicab.com/localFont/
Andreas Mitschke — I own a computer
@vallieres @sweetiebelka doesn't saving in local storage come with certain licensing issues?

I'd like to know how local storage competes with browser cache - performance-wise.
Alexandre Vallières — ½ of RGBA.fm | Web Developer | Blogger
@andmitsch @sweetiebelka I suggest reading this:
https://www.smashingmagazine.com... it's much better explained than I can in a simple PH comment ;D
Andreas Mitschke — I own a computer
@vallieres @sweetiebelka sweet, thanks ^^
Alexander Isora 🌀 — Phoenix Startup creator, developer
@andmitsch @vallieres nice tool. Yet, a gulp (grunt/webpack) task is a must, don't you think? Visiting your page each time I need to compile fonts is annoying. I prefer having all the stuff in my gulpfile.js
Alexandre Vallières — ½ of RGBA.fm | Web Developer | Blogger
@sweetiebelka @andmitsch totally agree :) However, I do not often rebuild my fonts. So yes, its a manual step but one that I usually done only once. But if you have, for example an icon font, I can see the usefulness of a Gulp or Grunt task! :)
 
Dima Blover 🔸 — Creator of Phoenix-startup.com, UI /UX
So fresh & minimalistic design, yet in the previous version it is easier to embedd fonts in markup.
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