Typography for web pages is very limited. There are thousands and thousands of beautiful fonts, but when it comes to designing a web page we are forced to choose from only half a dozen stinking old ones. To over come this constraint, designers have been using images, but images has it’s disadvantage – they cannot be read by search engine crawlers.
For those who are looking to spice up their pages with a variety of fonts, FontJazz offers the best SEO friendly solution.
FontJazz has two distinct advantage over using images.
1. Because the font transformation happens on the client side, you don’t have to generate an images for each headline. Just a single image does the job, keeping bandwidth overheads at minimum.
2. A search engine crawler sees a simple <h1> tag with an index-able headline instead of header-image.jpg, which is precisely what we always want.
FontJazz works with IE5+, Firefox 2+, Opera 9+, Google Chrome and most likely any other standards-compliant browser.
[via Smashing Apps]