The Scoville Scale of Web Font Loading Opinions

A presentation at Beyond Tellerand in in Düsseldorf, Germany by Zach Leatherman

Fonts on the web have a long, storied, and sometimes problematic history for not just web site designers and developers, but typographers, type foundries, and web font hosts too. We all want type to solve real problems but what happens our typographic opinions are in conflict—who takes priority? In this talk we’ll analyse a few of these spicy opinions, rank a few hot takes on the Scoville Scale, and learn how we can improve real-world experiences when using fonts on the web.