In a recent project, I was asked to lighten the weight of some headings. We were using a Google Font, and I knew the weight was being included in the project and that I had it styled correctly. But you couldn’t tell just by looking at it – it still looked like weight of 400, instead of 300, or even 100.
To fix this, I used this trick to smooth the font using
-webkit-font-smoothing and text shadow.
Read more about this here.