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This is bad advice and against the recommendation of Chrome engineers amongst others.

The short version: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2012Oct/0014.h... The long version: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=152304

In addition: text rendering is very specific to the combination of browser & rendering layer. Targeting Mac Chrome with a webkit-wide property is a good way to get inconsistent results across your various desktop webkits and mobile webkits.




Hey Paul... whenever certain CSS3 transition/animations run, custom fonts (typekit or google fonts... maybe others) will switch from the default subpixel aa to -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased style aa for the duration, then switch back. From that second link, it's probably an OS X specific bug.




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