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.
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. We’ll also take a look at what the future will bring to web font performance: preloading hints and the new font-display property.