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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Web Fonts with @font-face

The first to font imports had "src" in front but the last 2 imports did not. Why?

This tutorial imported fonts in CSS with total 4 links. The first 2 links had the "src" before the link. The second two did not. Does anyone know why?

2 Answers

Jeff Jacobson-Swartfager
Jeff Jacobson-Swartfager
15,419 Points

Absolutely! If you check out the @font-face declaration again, you'll notice that there are really only three declarations within in it: a name for the font to use in the rest of the stylesheet (Abolition Regular), a url for just the eot (for IE 9+), and a font stack (for older versions of IE and all other browsers). The font stack is broken up with commas, not semicolons.

@font-face {
  /* Here's the name that will be used in the rest of the stylesheet, checkout about 2:10 in the vid */
  font-family: 'Abolition Regular';

  /* Here's one for just the eot, checkout about 3:14 in the vid */
  src: url('../fonts/abolition-regular-webfont.eot');

  /* And, here's the full font stack, checkout about  3:30 in the vid */
  src: url('../fonts/abolition-regular-webfont.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'),                                                                                                                  
       url('../fonts/abolition-regular-webfont.woff') format('woff'),                                                                                                                                     
       url('../fonts/abolition-regular-webfont.ttf') format('truetype');                                                                                                                                  

ah I see.. that means I need to step away from the screen. This platform is addictive. Thank you so much.

Lefora Williams
Lefora Williams
2,486 Points

Thanks for this explanation! I was trying to figure out what was going on with there!