It's still too early obviously BUT from a web development perspective, I'm wondering if it's a bit overkill to just focus on type, and even redundant maybe.
The fonts shown in the page are mostly for display use and at any given page you're bound to use these sparingly. I've seen a few and the bitmap ones do get a little too big for it's purpose.
Assuming you're going to use it on just a few words, why bother downloading a 3 MB font file where you can do the same thing with a much smaller SVG or other responsive image methods?
I do agree that it may very well be the next big thing, I'm pretty sure it will spread like wildfire but I just don't want every single website out there to load, relatively, a lot slower moving forward with this tech.
I think the delivery mechanisms and how these files are loaded in a page should also be explored and tested on.
This is going to be a real challenge for sure, though vector-based fonts don't necessarily add up much size to the files. Desktop usage for print & static images will probably catch up faster, as browser compatibility and font size will be more tricky to handle. Just the early days.
This is giving me an intense allergic reaction
"They are the next big thing in graphic design"
Hmm, not sure the bright combination of colours does any favours for legibility but I'm interested to see what stuff people come up with!
Yeah. It's a nice idea, and just like all nice ideas... it must start with neon-bright color combinations at first.
Correct, if we'd only shown up white letters, grayscale shades and a #FF0000 red font on this site, it would have been harder to see the full potential of color fonts. In this case "color" just means - any SVG data you want, yeah, even pure black ;)
I love the possibilities of this! Oh, what a great time to be alive!