Fonts and Typefaces

A font is what you use, a typeface is what you see.

These days everything seems to trip me up. My thoughts just dart from one place to the next.  What’s the difference between a  font and a typeface? Do you spell web with a capital ‘W’? And then I click on something and *poof* my train of thought is gone.

Capitalization of “web” and “Internet”

Chicago now prefers web, website, web page, and so forth—with a lowercase w. But capitalize World Wide Web and Internet. 7.76.

Chicago Manual of Style

I just want to make sure my HTML and CSS templates are up to speed and here I’m hung up on capitalization and fonts.

Besides my ADD, the issue at hand is this: should I use @import in my CSS to load my fonts or just add them in the html as a link?

Google fonts is fantastic. I love the real-time analytics.

But I’m not sure how I want to use it.

Look! A shiny new thing! Typecast!

Stick to the issue: should I use @import?

The answer according to Guru Steve Souders is no.

Here’s why: using @import causes the individual css files to load sequentially, rather than in parallel.

There you have it.

Or will I need a Web font loader?

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