Tag Archives: FF Scala Web

Try Subsetter to Reduce Web FontFont File Size

Subsetter was designed with the needs of both web designers and developers in mind. Its purpose is simple — reduce the file size of your Web FontFonts to make your websites faster, optimize bandwidth usage, and reduce high-traffic costs. Subsetter allows you to strip out extraneous glyphs and data that you may not need, like unused language characters, punctuation marks, and kerning information. It will create a new, lighter webfont file tailored to your website.

On July 20, FontFont will be releasing an upgraded Web FontFont collection. To further optimize your Subsetter experience, we encourage you to re-download your Web FontFonts after July 20 to get the improved versions. This will ensure that you end up with a smaller file size, additional optimization for Microsoft’s rendering API DirectWrite, and improved vertical metrics for consistent baseline positions in all browsers. Upgraded Web FontFont files will be available at no additional cost.

You can reduce your Web FontFont file sizes in a matter of moments with Subsetter’s easy, three-step process.

  1. Upload a Web FontFont.
  2. Strip out glyphs and data that may not be needed for a particular site, like unused language characters, punctuation marks, and kerning.
  3. Download your optimized font file.

Grab FF Nuvo Web for free and give Subsetter a try. Stay tuned to the FontFeed this week for a more in-depth look!

Webfont Wednesday: I Love Web FontFonts

This has certainly been an exciting week in Webfonts here at FontShop. Not only did we we get giddy at the WOFF support announcement for Lion, but we also rode the buzz around Azuro Web into the final hours of its 90% off promotion. The discount may be over, but you can still purchase this typeface, optimized to achieve the best possible legibility on screen.

With visions of beautifully designed websites dancing in our heads, we decided to launch a new series here on the blog called “Webfont Wednesday.” Each week we’ll highlight a site using Web FontFonts in this space. Though our staff is spotting them out in the wilds of the internet, please feel free to share your designs in the comments section, on Twitter using hashtag #WebfontWeds, or on our Facebook page.

This week we’d like to point out an I Love Typography post on the recent TYPO Berlin conference. Not only was it wonderful to read Dan Reynolds’ detailed synopsis of the presentations, but what a gorgeous presentation using FF Scala Sans Web for the headlines and the FF Scala Web for the body.

Now if i could just see those lovely webfonts in my Google Reader feed…

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