And that’s exciting news! For years, web designers have been limited to just a few fonts: Times, Arial, Georgia, Trebuchet… just the fonts that users commonly have installed on their computers. Sure, you can replace text with graphics for a few items. But because graphics are not currently indexed by search engines, that may hinder your SEO efforts. Wouldn’t it be great if you could use any font you wanted to design your website?
The Web Open Font Format (WOFF) is an exciting project that will allow you to do just that! With type designers and browsers both hopping on board, this effort certainly seems to be gaining momentum in the web design world. The most recent to announce intent to support WOFF is Google Chrome. Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Opera have also agreed to support WOFF.