I decided to move forward with branding my web site and future YouTube channel with the logo I showed on my Logos. I chose to use web fonts rather than a static image that would need to be resized.
One advantage to using Granular BRK and Zypherean BRK in my logo is that they are open source fonts. Therefore I can use a program such as Transfonter to export them into different formats for use on my site.
The primary application for Transfonter was to create a web font package that contains only the subset of characters I need from each typeface to reproduce my logo. Here’s a size comparison of packages of the optimized versus entire type face:
|Typeface||Format||Complete (kB)||Subset (kB)||Savings|
|Granular BRK||Embedded Open Type (EOT)||42.8||9.4||33.4||78.04%|
|Web Open Format (WOFF)||20.7||5.5||15.2||73.43%|
|Web Open Format 2 (WOFF2)||7.9||4.1||3.8||48.1%|
|Zypherean BRK||Embedded Open Type (EOT)||20.7||8.3||12.4||54.9%|
|Web Open Format (WOFF)||10.0||4.9||5.1||51%|
|Web Open Format 2 (WOFF2)||7.9||4.0||3.9||49.37%|
Nice Idea, Not There Yet
After several attempts, I need to put this on the back-burner in favor of other work. For the moment, I’m using a Base64-encoded version of the two logo typefaces in a stylesheet which means that when you load my site, it’s delivering two files that contain a combination of WOFF, WOFF2, and TTF data for a total of 21 kB for Granular and 18.1 kB for Zypherean, hardly the model of efficiency I was planning. These files will eventually be smaller when I get around to configuring my web server to use compressed files. In the meantime, sorry it’s a bit slow loading.