BPreplay, an Open Source Alternative to VAG Rounded

You may have noticed the sleek new font being used by Salesforce.com in the new AppExchange, and quite prominently on the Dreamforce page.

This font is called VAG Rounded, which is a commercial font originally designed for Volkswagen, and is also the typeface used on Apple keyboards!

You can buy the font online, but if you buy all 4 fonts in the family it can get a bit costly.

BGreplay is an open source font very similar to VAG Rounded which you can download free here. If you're looking for a @font-face kit you can download one over at FontSquirrel.

Bulletproof @Font-Face Syntax

@font-face {
	font-family: 'MyFontFamily';
	src: url('myfont-webfont.eot?') format('eot'), 
	     url('myfont-webfont.woff') format('woff'), 
	     url('myfont-webfont.ttf')  format('truetype'),
	     url('myfont-webfont.svg#svgFontName') format('svg');
	}

This syntax is a cross-browser compatible method for loading @font-face fonts. Read more about it at fontspring.com, the clever guys who came up with it.

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