This may seem like spam. But it's not. I have no stake in the things I'm about to geek out on.
I'm a design and typography geek. I absolutely love looking at well crafted designs (print, web, whatever). Especially layouts where the typography is what sets it apart without people even realizing it's the typeface creating the bulk of the look and feel. I geek out over it and marvel at how it works (even though I know next to nothing about the design concepts themselves).
Anyway one thing that's always bugged me about the web is the clumsy ways for dealing with all things font. Got a cool font you want to use for a heading? Tough. Most visitors will probably not have the font on their computer. You'll have to make do with standard fonts.
Or you can try to get around the problem by making images of the headings. Or you can use something like sifr
and use Flash objects to load the fonts. But your page loads will suffer and forget compatibility with many mobile devices or older computers.
You can try TypeKit
. TypeKit is a brilliantly good thing (in my not so professional opinion).
I'd dearly love to hear the thoughts on TypeKit and sIFR from the professional graphic designers amongst the PSC community.
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