A few weeks ago I saw someone in my Twitter stream retweet an article about using image replacement techniques. My first thought was, “wait, are we in 2007 and someone forgot to tell me?” Sadly, no. It’s 2011, and people are still recommending the use of image replacement.
Please stop! There’s a better way!
A Little History
Fonts on the web have always been limited. Designers have looked for ways to have more than the basic few defaults available for use in their designs. Some of the methods that have been used to get around the limitations in available fonts include:
These were only supposed to be stop-gaps until something better came along.