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WebPerf Fixing Font Awesome's fonts

Discussion in 'All Internet & Web Performance News' started by eva2000, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Interesting article of optimising Font Awesome font sizes etc Saving the internet 2000 terabytes a day: fixing Font Awesome's fonts – Pixelambacht

     
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    Theoretical you could save a few KB's download traffic with optimized forked Fonts, but as millions of sites are using a CDN to deliver Fonts. Most CDN delivered Fonts are already browser cached in your own browser.

    Serving fonts that are cached are much faster then downloading your own unique forked Fonts (because not present in browser cache).

    I tested it once with Font Awesome.
    . Its 88 ms for own Fonts vs 2 ms for Fonts that are already cached (Google fonts, Cloudflare CDN (cdnjs)) etc.
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Indeed it is the case for cached/CDN fonts. Still reducing the origin font + using a cdn is nice :)