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23 Minutes of Work for Better Font Loading

Last updated 2 years ago by Zach Leatherman


Font loading can be daunting and even a little confusing at times. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the topic, the above steps can serve as a shortlist of things you can quickly do to make an improvement to your site. It doesn’t have to be the best—just make it better!

Jenn really has a nice site here. It was simple, easy to work on, and to be fair—fast already. But for web fonts, there were a few changes that helped. We saved 80KB of web font content by subsetting. We’ve eliminated FOUT and FOIT on a Fast 3G connection using preload. If on a slower connection, we’re using font-display in browsers that support it to FOUT instead of FOIT.

Not bad for 23 minutes worth of work.

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