While self-hosting your web fonts is likely to be the overall best solution to performance and availability problems, we’re able to design some fairly resilient measures to help mitigate a lot of these issues when using Google Fonts.
A combination of asynchronously loading CSS, asynchronously loading font files, opting into FOFT, fast-fetching asynchronous CSS files, and warming up external domains makes for an experience several seconds faster than the baseline.
This is something that I strongly recommend adopting if you are a Google Fonts user.
Today, I’m proud to say we treat accessibility as more than a technical requirement: It’s a consistent acknowledgement of our audience’s diversity that starts with discovery and persists through delivery. In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, I thought it might be fun to quantify our evolution by previewing the accessibility improvements we’re in the process of making today to the Cloud Four pattern library.
Dark modes have become a very popular feature for apps and operating systems in recent years, and many users prefer the inverted colors because they’re easier on the eyes. Our new dark UI looks gorgeous and has a few extra tricks up its sleeve too - here’s how we made it.