So one of the things I like about Flex / Flash development is the fact that you can use pretty much any font you like, and it displays, fairly well across all browsers and operating systems. But even those of us who make plain ol’ HTML sites are becoming more appreciative value of good typography on the web, and we’re gaining awesome new tools to implement this good typography.
Now if I’m not a big slacker (it happens sometimes) hopefully in the next few weeks I’ll update this blog with a new design, and nice typography, instead of this boring old default wordpress theme. I’m hoping to use a few of these new tools to make my site super awesome looking:
- typekit (webfonts for a yearly subscription)
- typechart(where you can purchase fonts w/ webfont licenses for a resonable fee)
- google web fonts (I’m not quite sure how I feel about these fonts, but it’s nice of google to make them freely available)
- kernest(has a large number of free and inexpensive webfonts)
- typograph – scale & rhthym (for those Elements of Typographic style nerds out there)
And since webfonts aren’t perfect, help for choosing more unique backup (for those browsers that don’t support webfonts), and body fonts:
Hopefully you’ll find some of these links as useful and inspiring as I have.