Just found out that Google has a cool new trick up it’s sleeve – custom fonts for your web site.
Obviously I had to try it right away, and you should see the title of this web site – the ‘Magic of Life’ up there, in the Shadow into Light font.
What did I had to do to change from the standard Helvetica?
Pretty little, actually.
- I added the following line as the first line in the <head> section of the headers.php file in my wordpress theme:
<link href=’http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Shadows+Into+Light&v1′ rel=’stylesheet’ type=’text/css’>
- In the css for the site title element I added
font-family: ‘Shadows Into Light’, arial, serif;
That’s pretty much it!
To see what font’s Google has available, you can check at Google Webfonts.