Fonts and their usage on the web
Recently, it's become quite common to use custom and non-default fonts on a website. Even though services are popping up left right and centre some of the most commonly used fonts in print are still not available on the web.
So what options are we left with? The answer is native webfonts and external services to make this painless. The most well known free service is Google Web Fonts, but there are plenty of alternatives both free and paid for.
Below is a list of webfont services that I can recommend.
- Google Web Fonts [Free]
- Typekit [Paid. Trial Available]
- Fontdeck [Paid. Development options available]
- Fontslive [Paid. Trial Available]
- Fontspring [Free or Paid for. Local font hosting available]
- Kernest [Free or up to $15. Lots of font's available]
- WebINK [Paid for. Fairly cheap]
My favourites from the above list are actually Google Web Fonts and Typekit. Typekit I believe is one of the longest players in the webfont industry and is used by alot of the larger websites. Google - well, everyone knows google, they are definitely a reliable font host!
I'll update this post with more resources and possibly an infographic with the different font hosts in the near future.