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Episode 11 — 31st January 2017
The Fastest Webfont Loader in the West
About 18 months ago, I noticed that refreshing a page with Typekit fonts would cause a momentary jump—the fallback font would be rendered for only a few milliseconds before the web fonts would snap in. It annoyed me, and I started digging. Fast forward to now, and solving this problem has taken months of research and 3 whole episodes of groundwork, but we're finally there.
Join me as we finally defeat the Micro-Flash-of-Unstyled-Text-Even-When-We-Have-the-Fonts-Cached.