Hooray for real fonts on the web!

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Typekit is an upcoming typeface hosting service which will provide vetted fonts that you can include in your site's stylesheet using the @font-face mechanism. Jeffrey Veen explains:

“Every major browser is about to support the ability to link to a font. This is a massive upgrade for the web. But there's a problem. While it's technically quite easy to link to fonts, it's legally more nuanced. Almost all fonts are protected by copyright – even those available for free – and very few of them allow for linking via CSS or redistribution on the web. That's where Typekit comes in. We've been working with foundries to develop a consistent web-only font linking license. We've built a technology platform that lets us to host both free and commercial fonts in a way that is incredibly fast, smoothes out differences in how browsers handle type, and offers the level of protection that type designers need without resorting to annoying and ineffective DRM.”

Interested? Or simply want to say “Hi”? Feel free to drop Kris a line using the contact form.

Kris Marissens

Kris Marissens is a graphic designer and front-end web developer, likes his coffee black (no sugar) and is a proud father of 2. Chances are you can admire his soft tone of voice when you give us a call.