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Web Typography

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Web typography refers to the use of fonts on the net. When HTML was first created, font faces and styles were controlled fully by the settings of each web browser. There was no mechanism for personality web pages to control font display until Netscape introduced the tag, which was then standardized in the HTML 2 specification. However, the font specified by the tag had to be installed on user’s computer or a fallback font, such as a browser’s default sans-serif or moonscapes font, should be used. The first Cascading Style Sheets design was published in 1996 and provided the same capabilities.

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