This section discusses everything you need to know about getting fonts onto a website. The next chapter discusses how to make the fonts responsive and sets the basic typographical properties needed to make a web site presentable.
In this section I cover how to convert fonts to WOFF†1 files for deployment within the individual pages of the website. I also cover the use of open source fonts, downloading them as, or converting them to, WOFF files for direct use in web pages.
To summarise — just in case this section is not of interest for you (if you are not using your own fonts for example), I cover the following:
Web fonts and font formats
The conversion of the Equity (and other) fonts to WOFF files
Using WOFF files with CSS
Giving fonts a usable name in CSS
Assigning fonts to a CSS selector
The distinction between Equity and open source fonts within this website
The downloading and use of open source fonts
My icon and index fonts
|†1||WOFF: web open font format files. This is a standard format used to display fonts on a website; it has been adopted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and is the recommended approach for embedding fonts. WOFF is a compressed form of either TrueType fonts or OpenType fonts.|