Today’s world runs fast, really fast. When writing, a lot of people use abbreviations and acronyms to save time that we can find spread all over the web. They are so used that an HTML tag, <abbr>, was created to identify them and help the semantic of web pages.
In this article, I’ll show you a small CSS snippet that can enhance how the <abbr> tag is shown on mobile devices.
Mobile connections aren’t as good as the usual desktop ones, therefore the download time of custom fonts can take up to several seconds. A good approach is to use the @font-face rule only for certain range of media and screens using @media queries. Unfortunately this approach doesn’t work for some browsers: all the versions of Internet Explorer and FireFox 10 and lower. This article discusses a solution for this problem that balances performances and hacks.