Google Font API

Google added something new and slick recently – the ability to embed non-standard fonts in web pages as a web service called the Google Font API. It’s pretty easy to tweak a CSS file and your page headers to use this. I added the following to my headers on GonZoville:

<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=IM+Fell+English' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

and then changed the CSS for the various headers to include:

    font-family: 'IM Fell English', arial, serif;

and voila, I have nice old-world style text in my article and sidebar headers. Awesome. For headers and the like this is a great way to do something fancy and/or unique without relying on a Flash-based plugin or off-screen rendering techniques.