17 Nov 2009 6 am eastern

Get Real With Real Fonts

A List Apart, for people who make websites.

Web fonts are here. Now what? In Issue No. 296 of A List Apart for people who make websites, Nice Web Type’s Tim Brown debuts Web Font Specimen, a handy, free resource to see how real fonts really look on the web; and Jason Santa Maria discourses on web type, showing how to avoid using fonts that don’t work on the web, and achieve graceful pairings of fonts that do.

Filed under: A List Apart, Design, Fonts, Formats, industry, Jason Santa Maria, Real type on the web, Standards, State of the Web, Tools, Web Type Day, webfonts, webtype

5 Responses to “Get Real With Real Fonts”

  1. Joen said on

    What a delicious offering.

    Worthy of mention, I find, is http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fontface whose totally free open-font-licensed font-face kits provide quite the serving.

    Obviously you won’t find HelveticaNeue there, but it’s great a starter.

  2. Vladimir said on

    Great articles from Jason and Tim.
    This is truly typography week for me.
    It’s definitely Brave new world, but we should be careful what will come out of the Pandora box.

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