The Performance and Usability of Font Loading

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In this talk, we’ll discuss why current implementations of @font-face are actually harmful to the performance and integrity of content on the web. Hiding the fallback text while the font is loading means the content will be unreadable until the font loads. Some browsers have implemented a three-second timeout on font requests; but one performance survey has stated that 57% of users abandon a site if it’s not usable in three seconds.

Velocity Santa Clara 2015

A Conference for Web Operations, End-to-End Optimization, IT as a Business Driver, Ubiquitous Delivery for all including Mobile Platforms, Deliberately Unstable Systems & Performance