Google Font API

Here is a cool one for you, the Google Font API. It is still in Google Labs, officially, but it is pretty good already.

Basically, the Google Font API helps you as a web designer, allowing you to use some special fonts on your websites, without relying on the user having it installed, or some of the other techniques, like sIFR.

Just the other day, I switched the post headings on this site from using the sIFR replacement, to using the Google Font API. All you do is include a simple javascript, calling the information about the font, which you can then use in a regular font-family stylesheet parameter.

Check it out and try it on your next project. Unfortunately, the font choice is very limited, but should work fine for many purposes.

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