How New Font Technologies Will Improve the Web

Web development, from Mac to Windows

We are always looking for new and exciting ways to improve our websites and make them more user-friendly. Believe it or not, there are a ton of new technologies out there as well as new techniques that can help a developer really get an upper hand on their website and in the end lead to them having a lot more success than they had ever thought was possible. I have seen with my own eyes the migration of developers that are all looking for something better on a regular basis to help and give them an edge in the web developer game. The following are a few of the things that I have learned and want to pass along to you for your efforts.

Fonts from Different OS

One of the biggest things is that of new fonts in the old days, there just a few fonts that were at our disposal that we could use. In addition to that, there was the issue of not all fonts were able to transfer from Mac to Windows, to Linux. As things have changed that has increased and now there are fonts that transfer from OS to OS. This has been a huge advantage for people who use multiple platforms for their web development.

You need to make sure that you are seeing the forest for the pixels, this means that you need to understand that the web has grown into something much bigger than just a bunch of pixels that are on a screen, it has grown into a way of life and for a lot of people who develop on the web, they see this tradition progressing at a fever pace. You need to make sure that your pixels are coming across in a way that is easy for your readers to see and understand and that your overall message is not lost due to bad web layout. There are a number of advances that are making this a lot easier for the web developer in the end.

Variable Fonts

Variable font is another area where there are a lot of advances being made and as a result this leads to there being more functionality and the ability for one OS to understand the font from another OS. This again is useful as you need to remember that you may code in Windows, but the font you use may not be used on an Apple device and thus your results will greatly be affected. Using variable font though, you are not as constricted and don’t have to worry about the whole OS to OS thing.

As you can see a little patience and research on your part will make the entire process a lot more fun and easy for when you are in the process of developing on the web. Even the slightest little advancement can in this world have the biggest impact and is something you need to make sure you keep in mind.