Encoding image sprites and fonts with base64 has huge advantages in content delivery, and with the right tools, itís a breeze to use. Here are some tips on the correct usage of each, and simple tools to get started.
As you probably didn't notice, the main fonts of the site were messed up for some time. This had to do with some encoding issues as well as my FTP editor taking of a life of it's own on every save. Needless to say, it's fixed, and looks pretty again. Hopefully we'll have a relaunch soon, and then all these issues will be lost in a whirlwind of awesomeness.
On the topic of embedding web fonts, you should check out Font Squirrel. Itís an awesome service.
Sometime last year I had this sinking feeling as I was discussing typography for a new project Ė another website built with Arial. I wanted to kill myself. Well, not really, but I was mildly annoyed.