More creative fonts to use


(Neil Kosterman) #1

I’ve just learned about Google Fonts API, which allows for the use of elegant fonts in websites without being tied exclusively to the limited selection In RW themes. Having reviewed the methodology for use of the google fonts, it seems like one of our 3rd party techie folks could put this type of thing into a plugin or such to enable our use with ease of use. Thanks.


(Robert Ziebol 🖖🏼) #2

Already done, take a look at Joe’s Letterpress stack. Then you need to see this FAQ. Then you will be good to go!
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Edit- Forgot to mention, if you already have text areas and want to change the font, then just add the 2nd stack that comes with the set, called Letterpress Box onto a page, and drop your text sections into that stack, the settings are the same for both, very easy to do!


(Neil Kosterman) #3

Fantastic!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Rapid Response, too!


(Stuart Henderson) #4

There are a number of Google font enabling stacks out there.

LetterPress is one.
Calligrapher from Doobox is another.
Stacks4Stacks have a free one.

We offer one too. Our take on GoogleFonts is here:
http://www.stellarstacks.com/stacks/googlefont/

Just type in the name of the Google font you want to use, add style options and you are done.


(Neil Kosterman) #5

Very cool. Thank you for your rapid response, as well.


(Marten Claridge ) #6

Hi Neil,

As @stuart suggests there’s plenty of options out there. If you visit StackCentral and select the Fonts category you’ll find quite a few.

Marten


(Jannis from inStacks Software) #7

And if you need support for other vendors like fonts.com, typography.com, typekit.com (beside Google Fonts of course): http://instacks.com/customfontstack/


(Peter Danckwerts) #8

Sadly, most (but not all) of the Google fonts are very poor quality. Font Squirrel has a much better range. There are stacks to handle these, too, but you can easily integrate them without a stack.