Web Fonts Performance

A6ab7669f1496fb8df8197f55ec6f390?s=47 Bram Stein
September 14, 2015

Web Fonts Performance

Web fonts are great. They are also be really bad for front-end 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 the content has already loaded.

This talk explores why browser have placed fonts on the critical path, and how we can work around this while still delivering a good user experience. It also takes a look at what the future will bring to web font performance: preloading hints, the font-display property, and HTTP/2.


Bram Stein

September 14, 2015