Almost two years ago, I wrote a little diddy about expanding your realm of ‘web safe’ typefaces to include slightly less common items. But why not just go for the throat?
While it may not work for everyone, I know most people who visit this site are probably at least moderately interested in design, or more likely: are designers. I think it’s safe to say a good percentage of us are probably running around with Gotham installed on our computers these days; or Helvetica Neue, Avenir, Archer, or any other bits and bobs of popular typefaces.
So in the midst of waiting for CSS3’s
@font-face to come save the day, I’ll be making use of what current technology exists to show the best possible design to the folks who can see it. And for those who can’t, you still get the old Helvetica goodness. That’s the beauty of the pre-existent functionality of
font-family. So let’s play with what we have now, while we dream about tomorrow.