Bram is a Dutch developer and project manager with more than 10 years of experience in web development. He's interested in web technology, typography, visualizations, and mobile web development.
Web fonts are great. They are also be really bad for front-end 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 the content has already loaded.
This talk will explore 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, the font-display property, and HTTP/2.