Basics of Google Font API

Submitted by:Jimmy Kerson

Date added:05 February, 2011


Link to CSS files: You essentially hotlink directly to CSS files on Google. Through URL parameters, you specificity which fonts you want, and what variations of those fonts.

Tags: css snippet , font api , fontloader

Code Snippet:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href=",bolditalic|Inconsolata:italic|Droid+Sans">

/*CSS: In your CSS you can then specify these new fonts by name on any element you wish to use them.*/
body { font-family: 'Tangerine', 'Inconsolata', 'Droid Sans', serif; font-size: 48px; }

/*FontLoader: You can use the FontLoader JavaScript instead of linking to the CSS. It has advantages, like controlling the Flash of Unstyled Text (FOUT), and also disadvantages, like the fact that the fonts won't load for users with JavaScript off.*/
<script src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
google: {
families: ['Cantarell']
<style type="text/css">
.wf-loading h1 { visibility: hidden; }
.wf-active h1, .wf-inactive h1 {
visibility: visible; font-family: 'Cantarell';