Accoutrement 4.0.4

QuickStart: Type

Sass typography and webfont helpers.

  • Gather all your fonts into a single map
  • Access fonts by name
  • Automate webfont imports from a CDN, or relative font files
  • Also includes helpers for accessibility and pseudo-elements.


If you’ve already imported accoutrement you are ready to go. You can also import the type module on its own:

  @use '<path-to>/accoutrement/sass/type';

Webfont Configuration

// Set the a path to your fonts directory
$font-path: '../fonts/';

$fonts: (
  // describe locally-hosted font files for import and access
  'heading': (
    'name': 'maven',
    'stack': ('helvetica', 'arial', sans-serif),
    'formats': 'woff' 'ttf',
    'normal': 'maven/maven_pro_regular-webfont',
    'bold': 'maven/maven_pro_bold-webfont',

  // describe CDN fonts for access
  'body': (
    'name': 'Source Sans Pro',
    'stack': ('Helvetica Neue', 'Helvetica', 'Arial', sans-serif),

  // provide aliases when useful
  'alias': '#body',

Import WebFonts

Import one font at a time with font-face() or all your local webfonts with import-webfonts():

 // Import one font by configuration key
 @include font-face('body');

 // Import all local fonts
 @include import-webfonts;

Set your font-family anywhere, using the semantic names you defined earlier:

html {
  @include font-family('body');

h1, h2, h3 {
  @include font-family('heading');