Type Hype: Typekit Revolutionizes Font Usage on the Web

Typekit - the easiest way to use REAL FONTS on your website

A new web platform developed by Typekit is revolutionizing the way we use fonts online.

Web Developers and Designers alike are often find themselves frustrated by the limitations the web currently has on font usage. In all actuality, there is a very small pool of fonts individuals can select from for use on their sites that display correctly in any one of the many different web browsers visitors to their web pages may be using without resorting to other, headache-inducing methods of displaying type. Typekit, which has developed a new technology platform to assist web developers and designers with font usage is aiming to change that.

Through their new platform, Typekit has found a way to host a variety of fonts – both free and for purchase – that isn’t only incredibly fast, but it also serves as a kind of buffer for the way different browsers handle various fonts. It also provides an appropriate level of protection against theft of these creations.

Liz Danizco, of Typekit says: “As a Typekit user, one has access to the library of fonts…People just add a line of JavaScript to their markup, tell Typekit which fonts they want to use, and then craft pages the way they always have. Except now they’re able to use real fonts – not images, not Flash, not substitutes.”

The future is now!

For an example of Typekit at work, visit the Times Skimmer. For more information on Typekit as well as a step-by-step explanation of integrating Typekit into your current site, visit this blog.