Google is awesome. The company has been redefining the word — a popular exclamatory for things far less breathtaking during my adolescence — as often as it customizes its logo over the past dozen years.
This week’s Google I/O keynote fiesta brought plenty of big, exciting, game-changing announcements, but nothing more immediately exciting to me than the launch of the Google Font API (Read Google’s blogpost). Suddenly adding sleek, new fonts to any web page is as easy as visiting the Google Font Directory, copying, pasting, and voila.
There are a few key reasons why I’m so excited about this and I’ll elaborate a bit below:
- The fonts are all open source-licensed
- It works on all current browsers (cross-platform)
- The fonts are cool and the possibilities are endless