Fonts and typography are at the heart of design on the web. We now have powerful tools to inspect, understand, and design our typography in the browser. For instance, have you ever landed on a web page and wondered what fonts are being used? Then, have you asked yourself where those fonts come from or why a particular font isn’t loading?
The font editor in Firefox provides answers and insights. You gain the ability to make font changes directly, with a live preview. As for me, I use the editor for understanding variable fonts, how they work, and the options they expose.
Get started with a quick overview by Jen Simmons:
I’ve been using Firefox font tools since they were first released. And yet, I wasn’t aware of all the things the editor can do. Start using the built-in unit-conversion feature, which quickly exposes relative units like em, rem, as well as percents along with computed px values. Interested in more detail? Check out the follow-up video: