FAQ: A Closer Look at CSS - font-family

This community-built FAQ covers the “font-family” exercise from the lesson “A Closer Look at CSS”.

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I have noticed sometimes that in CSS programs, fonts in the font-family section are in single-quotes. Why is that so?

Single-quotes, double-quotes, it’s a matter of preference.

But if you really care, this is what Google recommends: https://google.github.io/styleguide/htmlcssguide.html#CSS_Quotation_Marks

Hi there,

When changing the font to Palatino on the main CSS page, we included ‘Palatino Linotype’ in the brackets as well as the backup font. What was the reason behind this and what was the impact on the function.



What was the Palatino Linotype for?
And why was it in quotes when the other ones weren’t?