A CSS font

22nd May 2004

The following numbers [0-9],letters [A-Z @ .] and email address, have been generated using just CSS

So I believe that this is the first CSS font on the web (unless someone knows different ;)

copyright © stu nicholls - CSS play


This works in IE5.01, IE5.5, IE6, Mozilla/Firefox, NN7 and Opera on Windows XP Home.

The idea behind this came from an article by Eric Smith ~ Proof of concept to throw off the bots.

So, although I would not recommend using my CSS font for normal text, it does have possibilities for text that should be invisible to spam bots.


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