Typekit

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Typekit
Typekit
Manufacturer Adobe Systems
Type Design Service
Release date September 9, 2009 (2009-09-09)
Introductory price Free trial
Annual subscriptions
Online services Embedded fonts
Website typekit.com

Typekit is a service which allows subscribers to embed fonts into online documents.[1] It allows designers and developers a subscription-based library of hosted, high-quality fonts to use on their websites.

Characteristics[edit]

Typekit is available to the public and allows subscribers to get access under a single licensing agreement to the Typekit font library,[2] which, as of April 2012, consists of more than 700 typefaces from a variety of foundries.[3] The fonts are offered as a standalone service and as part of Adobe's Creative Cloud.[3]

The service uses the @font-face CSS property and JavaScript.[1]

Typekit has been hailed as "revolutionary" for its promise to enrich typography on the web and make it more similar to print.[4]

Alternatives[edit]

Google introduced a competing, free service named Google Web Fonts in May, 2010.[5][6]

Clearleft & OmniTI launched Fontdeck in June, 2010.[7]

Font Bureau and Ascender Corporation launched the Webtype service in October, 2010.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Beres, Ivan (November 11, 2009). "TypeKit launches, hopes to save typography on the Web". TechCrunch. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ Veen, Jeffrey (May 27, 2009). "Introducing Typekit". Typekit. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Adobe Launches Creative Cloud". Adobe.com. April 23, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ Manjoo, Farhad (July 13, 2009). "Down With Verdana!". Slate. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Introducing the Google Font API & Google Font Directory". Google Code. May 19, 2010. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ Johnson, Joshua (August 1, 2012). "A Beginner’s Guide to Using Google Web Fonts". Design Shack. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  7. ^ Fontdeck Blog (June 11, 2010). "Fontdeck is go!"
  8. ^ Webtype Blog (October 27, 2010). “New Web Font Service Launched by Partnership of Experts”