The upshot of using CSS @font-face for custom fonts:

First, grab your font in all possible formats. Font Squirrel has a generator: http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fontface/generator

Put those files somewhere relative to your CSS file. For this example, I’ll use font/ in the same folder as the CSS.

@font-face {
	font-family: 'Font Name';
	src: url('fonts/font-name.eot');
	src: url('fonts/font-name.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'),
		url('fonts/font-name.woff') format('woff'),
		url('fonts/font-name.ttf') format('truetype'),
		url('fonts/font-name.otf') format('opentype'),
		url('fonts/font-name.svg#font-name') format('svg');
}

Then just use “Font Name” as your font family, just like normal:

h1 { font-family: 'Font Name'; }

Some people (including Font Squirrel) use the local declaration and a 2-byte unicode character (popularly: a smiley face) instead of that second .eot line, to fix some rather uninteresting IE quirkiness. Basically, this line:

src: url('fonts/font-name.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'),

becomes this:

src: local('☺'),