What does everyone think about web fonts vs system fonts?
Inspired by articles like "Web fonts: when you need them, when you don’t" (https://hackernoon.com/web-fonts-when-you-need-them-when-you-dont-a3b4b39fe0ae) I've tended to use system fonts on most of the pages I've built.
But lately I've been wondering if I should embrace web fonts—in part because my own #Arch install doesn't have many of the fonts in my system font stack
What do y'all tend to do?
@codesections I use web fonts *but* serve them from my site. (I am too OCD about how the fonts look on my site.)
Also I don't serve 100% of the web font character set; I **subset** all the fonts.
So while I load 10 different fonts, they are "only" about 130KB (small price to pay to make things look as I want) of my 191KB home page. But still as I have properly hand-crafted my site, it loads in under a second.
> I think I'll stick with my ~4kb site
Yes, that's why my "only" was double quoted in my earlier reply too :D
I might never reach that 4kb point, but I have few things to optimize that would shave off few milliseconds:
- Remove FontAwesome (easy: might replace the FA icons with svg or just text)
> .. I sense a bit of a vim/emacs divide
Heh, a "bit"? :).
Jokes aside, I respect folks who know how to use their lives editors, be it vim and emacs (I say so because I know folks who use vim, but always live in insert mode, and copy/paste using mouse and Gvim menu bar).
Your website is a great example of minimalism, while not throwing away all the goodies (good presentation, nice minimal CSS, etc.)
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