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Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by Becky, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Becky

    Becky Member

    I have 5 Typekit invites if anyones interested or so inclined

    PM me your email, first and last name :)
  2. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    I'll leave them for others but what is it :D
  3. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    it's a way to use your own (any) fonts on websites
  4. peekaboo

    peekaboo Senior Member

    Yes please Becky!!
  5. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    Thanks to Becky I also have a trial account with 5 free invites so if she's run out feel free to pm me your first / surname / email and I'll send them your way
  6. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    Ok... so it's a new text replacement technique... Alternative to sIFR, Cufon, etc. ?
  7. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    That's right Onartis yeah - There's two main players about to kick off TypeKit and FontDeck both do pretty much the same from what I understand. Font's pulled in via javascript. Although FontDeck are working with clearleft which mean's it will probably be a really cool site / app. not that TypeKit seems bad at all tbh
  8. j-irik

    j-irik New Member

    Hi guys, does anybody have an account on TypeKit / invites to spare? Please PM me, I'd be really glad :)

    Cheers :)
  9. dbushell

    dbushell Member

    Typekit is more than just a text replacement technique like sIFR/Cufon.

    It's a subscription service that takes advantage of @font-face (new to CSS 3). @font-face basically allows you to specify which font to use on your website by specifying the file, rather than just the name. Obviously this will mean you can upload and use any font on your website without the need for it to be installed on others computers.

    Typekit allows you to access fairly small (at the moment) library of fonts that you can use legally. It embeds the font into your page using JavaScript. It's an interesting venture! More on my experience here - Playing around with Typekit - David Bushell - Graphic Design

    It's nice to experiment with but probably not ready for commercial use yet. At least not until the latest browsers that support it become more mainstream.

    I also have a few invites spare :)
  10. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Hi David,

    Welcome to Design Forums, thanks for posting your thoughts on TypeKit, and your link, found the article very interesting, I think as you mentioned, the one drawback I would be most concerned about is;

    Will be interesting to see what fonts they have access to, and of course the all important subscription charges!
  11. dbushell

    dbushell Member

    Hey thanks Greg,

    Hopefully a lot of type foundries will jump on board so we use their fonts legitimately. Here's a really interesting article on font licensing regarding web use In the Woods – Everything you Need to Know About Font Licensing for the Web

    Typekit could be clever and tie fonts in for exclusivity. Imagine only being able to use the H&FJ fonts like Gotham through only one of these services, they could charge a fortune!
  12. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    One of the reoccurring twitter comment is: "How do I design with the Typekit fonts without owning them?" (in Photoshop).

    I'm curious to see what they'll say...
  13. dbushell

    dbushell Member

    That's a very good question. I don't think there is a solution. They could have an automated service where you upload a design to preview it in a font before purchasing, either as HTML or even a PSD is possible. Not ideal but the best solution I can think of.
  14. charles

    charles Senior Member

    I was looking for answers with regards to how to use century gothic font on a webpage (without embedding in an image)... this looked like the best place!

    can it be done with coding?
  15. designium

    designium Member

    with @font-face coding in css3 but you, y need font permissions to distribute and use (freeware fonts can be the solution) because you´re just liking the font face located in the server using CSS file everyone can acess it and download it - more details: In the Woods – @font-face and 15 Free Fonts You Can Use Today
  16. dbushell

    dbushell Member

    I would be very careful with what fonts you use. You can convert any font ready to use with @font-face (see font squirrel) or Cufon (see here) but unless you have a license for web-embedding this is illegal - so do it at your own risk!

    Most fonts are not provided with the right licenses yet so make sure you find one that's free (for all uses) from a site like

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