Cool Resource: The Google Font API and Font Directory

May 20, 2010 • By

A couple of days Google introduced the Google Font API and Google Font Directory to everybody.

The Google Font API provides a simple, cross-browser method for using any font in the Google Font Directory on your web page.

The fonts have all the advantages of normal text: in addition to being richer visually, text styled in web fonts is still searchable, scales crisply when zoomed, and is accessible to users using screen readers.

Here are some Google Font API resources to help get you started:

What are the Google Font API and the Google Font Directory?

The Google Font API helps you add web fonts to any web page, and the Google Font Directory give developers a selection of high-quality fonts when using the Font API.
Google Code Blog: Introducing the Google Font API & Google Font Directory
What are the Google Font API and the Google Font Directory?

Getting Started with the Google Font API
This guide explains how to use the Google Font API to add web fonts to your pages. You don't need to do any programming; all you have to do is add a special stylesheet link to your HTML document, then refer to the font in a CSS style.

Google Font Directory

The Google Font Directory lets you browse all the fonts available via the Google Font API. All fonts in the directory are available for use on your website under an open source license and served by Google servers.
Google Font Directory

Google Font Previewer

This tool allows you to preview and sample any of the Google fonts from its directory.
Google Font Previewer

By Paul Andrew (Speckyboy and speckyboy@twitter).