Web Fonts Performance by Bram Stein

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This is the third talk in a set of three talks on Visual Performance delivered on April 1, 2016 at Fronteers Spring Conference in Amsterdam

Web fonts are great. They are also be really bad for performance because they block rendering. You may have experienced this on a slow cellular network. Staring at a blank page is no fun, especially when content has already loaded.

In this talk Bram explores why browser have placed fonts on the critical path and how we can work around this while still delivering a good user experience. He also has a look at what the future will bring to web font performance: preloading hints and the new font-display property.

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