logoBrett Rawlins

Using Google web fonts

August 28, 2013

Today I tried switching a website to web fonts. It was pretty easy to implement using Google Fonts.

1. Choose a font

Go to Google Fonts and find a font family that you like. Check the box next to each style variation you want to include (light, normal, bold, italic, etc.).

2. Link to it from your website

Google provides you with a link to the font files you selected. Just copy and paste it into either your HTML:

<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Source+Sans+Pro:400,700,400italic,700italic' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

Or your CSS:

@import url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Source+Sans+Pro:400,700,400italic,700italic);

 3. Use it in your CSS

Now you can use that font family in your CSS declarations:

body { font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; }

That's it!