netlify-plugin-subfont

Peter Müller

@_munter_

Automated webfont loading

performance optmization

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <title>Hello World</title>

  <link rel="stylesheet"
        href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Tangerine:700">
  
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">

</head>
<body>
  <h1>Hello World!</h1>
</body>
</html>

Performance impact: Google Fonts

Moto 4G, slow 3G connection (global average)

Loading Fonts Faster

Loading Fonts Faster

Controlling rendering: font-display

Controlling latency: Self-hosting

Controlling latency: Self-hosting

Controlling latency: Self-hosting

Controlling delay: Preload

Controlling size: Subsetting

Image Source: Bram Stein

Controlling size: Subsetting

netlify-plugin-subfont

Automated web font loading optimization

# netlify.toml

[build]
  command = "npm run build"
  publish = "dist"

[[plugins]]
package = "netlify-plugin-subfont"
<head>
  <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Tangerine" rel="stylesheet">
</head>
<head>
    <link rel="preload" as="font" type="font/woff2" crossorigin="anonymous"
        href="/subfont/Tangerine-700-7d6d4056f7.woff2">
    <style>
        @font-face {
            font-display: swap;
            font-family: Tangerine__subset;
            font-stretch: normal;
            font-style: normal;
            font-weight: 700;
            src: url(/subfont/Tangerine-700-7d6d4056f7.woff2) format("woff2"),
                 url(/subfont/Tangerine-700-a6bf1c959e.woff) format("woff")
        }
    </style>
    <script>
      try {
        document.fonts.forEach(function(f) {
          f.family.indexOf('__subset') !== -1 && f.load();
        });
      } catch (e) {}
    </script>
    <link rel="preconnect" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com" crossorigin="anonymous">
    <link rel="preconnect" href="https://fonts.gstatic.com" crossorigin="anonymous">
</head>

<body>
    <script>
      (function() {
        var el = document.createElement('link');
        el.href = 'https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Tangerine:700'.toString(
          'url'
        );
        el.rel = 'stylesheet';
        document.body.appendChild(el);
      })();  
    </script>
    <noscript>
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Tangerine:700">
    </noscript>
</body>

netlify-plugin-subfont

Automated web font loading optimization

DEMO!

THANKS!

Netlify-plugin-subfont at Jamstack Conf Virtual 2020

By Peter Müller

Netlify-plugin-subfont at Jamstack Conf Virtual 2020

A brief introduction to performance problems related to loading of webfonts and how you can apply tooling to automate them away

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