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This is not my site. This is an example of someone using something different than Web Safe Fonts!

Is this person paying huge amounts of money to have these fonts?

I don’t understand fonts. The ones I want to use are something like $450 a year to lease.

Can someone please explain fonts in websites? I get that some computers don’t have the fonts installed so when they go to my website the fonts convert to Times Roman, but this website clearly has different fonts and I can see them. They are not converted.

Or is that a graphic she is using?

Thanks

Bill

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There are a lot of free “web” fonts out there, many from Google and others. All you need is to insert a stylesheet in the head of your page, and then name your font styles correctly, and you get to use them. There are some premium “real” fonts out there that you can lease for the year, as you have found. You install them the same way, by linking to a stylesheet and then naming your font correctly in your Freeway styles. There is an Action named Caxton that takes much of the drama out of this. Have a look for it at ActionsForge.

Walter

On Jul 30, 2015, at 8:12 PM, Bill email@hidden wrote:

This is not my site. This is an example of someone using something different than Web Safe Fonts!

Is this person paying huge amounts of money to have these fonts?

I don’t understand fonts. The ones I want to use are something like $450 a year to lease.

Can someone please explain fonts in websites? I get that some computers don’t have the fonts installed so when they go to my website the fonts convert to Times Roman, but this website clearly has different fonts and I can see them. They are not converted.

Or is that a graphic she is using?

Thanks

Bill

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FONTs need to be treated as “resource” such as an image.

There are (to me) 3 (+ 1/2) different possibilities these days:

####The Default

Take em - they’re a just work, cause they’re coming alongside with every browser. I kept this up for a very long, long time. It is possible to do amazing typography with Helvetica or Trebuchet.

####Caxton and Webfont Action

They’re mostly used when a client wants to have “Futura” or “Frutiger” cause it’s her printing FONT. Never do this without having a “paid” web safe FONT-set. As above mentioned, a FONT is a resource and a resource has a copyright - namely the FONT designer. Those guys have to feed their families as well. And in all honesty:

There is NOOOO reason at all, using the same FONT for print and web.

But naturally, both actions can be used for free licensed FONTs as well.

The other way of pay

Services like Adobe Type Kit as already mentioned take a monthly fee. By the way my strongest argument for clients, that the “print” FONT isn’t the way to go!!!

####My preferred way these days

Google Webfonts. They’re free to use, have huge variations of nice FONTs (beside an incredible bunch of ugly ones). How to treat those in a Freeway surrounding, I once casted here (please note the other two excellent resources below the video):

http://www.kimmich-digitalmedia.com/videos/015_the-coding-episodes-part8-google-webfonts

In addition to this, I recently afforded http://www.typewolf.com/free-fonts

This is a pretty cool book (tool) which covers the aspect:

What’s the nearest google font to … ?

Cheers

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Thank you both.

Thomas, I am a subscriber to your service so I should have gone there first. I will remember in the future.

Have a great weekend.

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Create your not webfoot kits or download free ones here
Perfectly useable in combination with Paul’s Caxton webfont action.

Richard


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This is not my site. This is an example of someone using something different than Web Safe Fonts!

This person is using Squarespace to create her site. It is a Template driven web space where you can create your own site.

Choose a Template/Theme and you get the fonts thrown in.

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Bill,

I think the font you are curious about is called “Lobster Two”. It is used for these words “Boring Copy is A Buzzkill” on that web page.

I did a web search for “Lobster two font” and found it.

Good Luck

PaulM


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On 31 Jul 2015, 6:50 pm, PaulM wrote:

I did a web search for “Lobster two font” and found it.

And what do you know there’s a webfont kit available for download as well …


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