Theme w/o Google fonts

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Theme w/o Google fonts

Post by blog2read » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:25 pm

Hi

Is there any theme without Google fonts or fonts, which are downloaded all the time? Or a theme where this download can switched off?

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Re: Theme w/o Google fonts

Post by Edi » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:29 am

There is no need to link to Google Fonts.

There are the following possibilities:

1)You can download Google Fonts and install it on your server:

https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq ... tes_server

In this case you have only to modify how the fonts are embedded in the theme.

2) You always can modify a theme and use your own webfonts, system fonts or generic fonts.
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Re: Theme w/o Google fonts

Post by blog2read » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:30 pm

But this needs a lot of rework of the theme - and with the next update all this work is lost... Not really a good idea.

I don't understand why ALL themes in the directory are using Google fonts?
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Re: Theme w/o Google fonts

Post by diego » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:44 pm

Hi,
almost of the themes are based on HTML5up.net, they use Google Fonts to get the same view on differents platforms.
If you have some theme, I can try to port it to Bludit.
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Re: Theme w/o Google fonts

Post by Edi » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:45 pm

blog2read wrote:But this needs a lot of rework of the theme - and with the next update all this work is lost... Not really a good idea.
There is no need for updates. This has do be done every few month only when using for example WordPress. Not when using Bludit.
I don't understand why ALL themes in the directory are using Google fonts?
This has nothing to do with Bludit. Modern themes use webfonts from Google or other distributors. Therefore you can use different fonts and different styles. And with this the theme shows the same fonts on all devices. This is not possible if you use only system fonts or generic fonts.

What's the problem using Google Fonts?
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Re: Theme w/o Google fonts

Post by blog2read » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:54 pm

I don't allow Google to collect data about my blog on every page download.
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Re: Theme w/o Google fonts

Post by Edi » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:06 pm

Then there is no problem to download the fonts and store them on your server as I explained before.

But: If you will not allow anything, it's better to have no website at all. If for example someone visits your website he leaves also traces that can be used by Google, Bing etc. ;-)
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Re: Theme w/o Google fonts

Post by acrox999 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:51 pm

Better block everything in your robots.txt as well.

Download the fonts, upload them somewhere else or host it yourself. You only need to change one or a few lines inside the CSS file. My themes always have the fonts @import at the top of the CSS files.

Why Google Fonts? They're fast, they're beautiful and they take a lot of load off your own server. And they are probably the easiest to work with too.
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Re: Theme w/o Google fonts

Post by Torsten_Kelsch » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:39 pm

There are a lot of good and legally free webfonts on Fontsquirrel (https://www.fontsquirrel.com/). You can install them on your own server and load them via @font-face in your CSS.
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