Experts on Cufon
Joshua Johnson from Design Shack says:
Josh is a freelance graphic designer and avid Mac evangelist. He lives in Phoenix, AZ where he recently graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in global business/marketing. You can follow him on Twitter here.
Adam McCombs from McCombs Creative says:
Even though cufon is relatively new I think it’s an antiquated technique. Personally I don’t care for how it treats the markup, wrapping each transformed word inside a div with double markup. Cufon also makes it impossible to select or copy and paste text. I think a much better solution is to use @font-face or a font delivery service like Typekit (http://typekit.com/). While fonts display differently in most browsers, @font-face doesn’t do any evil things to your markup. If you want to get really fancy, Letting.js (http://letteringjs.com/) allows you down to the letter control.
Adam runs the design firm Mc Combs creative, and is co-author of the book The Definitive Guide to Magento. You can connect with Adam on Twitter here.
Erik Ford from We Are Pixel8 says:
Erik is the lead designer and developer at We Are Pixel8. Besides being a transplanted Native New Yorker and all around design addict, he is also a proud father, an ex-music biz exec and rabid NY “Football” Giants fan.
So, as we can see, Cufon doesn’t have such a good standing with professional web designers today – however, still many of the designs we see today are implementing this technology. There may be more views on the topic, so please share your thoughts and reactions in the comments.
If you still insist on using Cufon after this, Pythoughts offers some free Cufon fonts for download.