Tag Archives: Webfont Wednesday

Webfont Wednesday: Tweet This

It’s been awhile since we had a Webfont Wednesday, but we were thrilled when this caught our eye:

Yes, the folks over at (newly redesigned) Twitter put FF Tisa Web to simple and beautiful use in their 2011 Year in Review.

Easy to read, the typeface brings a unique clarity to summarizing a year on a service designed to get the message across quickly. We’re excited that FontFont webfonts can be a part of looking back at 2011, as we look forward to both tweets and typefaces in 2012!

Webfont Wednesday: Big News for Web FontFonts

In case you missed today’s newsletter, we’ve got a ton of updates in the world of Web FontFonts. In addition to several FontFonts adding web versions, there’s also all sorts of goodies packed into them. Check it out:

Designers rejoice! Comp fonts now included in Web FFs

Once again FontFont is leading the charge in webfont technology and making the lives of designers much easier! It’s now even simpler to involve great typefaces like FF Meta Web, FF Unit Web, or the new FF Sero Web in all phases of website creation. We know that during the design process it may be necessary to create page layouts of the proposed design using applications that don’t support WOFF/EOT fonts. For this purpose, Web FontFont archives now contain corresponding TrueType-flavored OpenType fonts for the offline design phase. As reflected in the amended Web FontFont EULA, these comp fonts may only be used for this specific purpose.

Improved Web FontFonts

Additionally, Web FontFonts have been reworked to ensure 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. In many of the files, you can also now choose between Oldstyle Figures and Proportional Lining Figures. If you’ve already purchased Web FontFonts, you can enjoy these enhancements; upgraded files are available for download in your account at no additional cost.

FontFont Subsetter

Once you’ve downloaded your Web FontFonts, use Subsetter to create a new, lighter webfont file tailored to the needs of your website. Learn more here.

Webfont Wednesday: Inspiring Webfonts

We were thrilled recently to learn that the man behind The FontFeed, our pal, Yves Peters, was selected to fill the final speaker slot at the Inspire Conference in Leiden this fall. We were even more excited to see their beautiful website’s use of FF Meta Web.

Speaking of conferences, FontShop is pleased to be a sponsor of TypeCon, taking place in New Orleans this week. We’re also buzzing about TYPO London coming up in October. Check out our newsletter for more information. The 2nd round of early bird tickets has just started!

Webfont Weds: Imposing FF Enzo Web

This week we move away from Web FontFonts in the design world and into the realm of pop culture – specifically the use of FF Enzo Web over at Impose Magazine. We were definitely impressed at the use of multiple weights to add some gorgeous nuances to the site. The mix of thin and bold makes the site really “pop” to the culturally-inclined reader.

Do you have any favorite sites employing Web FontFonts? Suggest them in the comments.

Webfont Wednesday: Designers and Bau

In our last installment of Webfont Wednesday we looked at the supporting website for one book. In case that got you thinking about expanding your reading list, this week we’d like to direct you to Designers & Books.

Not only does the site recommend almost 1,000 books, from dozens of respected designers, but the headings and subheadings on the site are simply and beautifully set in FF Bau Web. Enjoy building your reading list!

Webfont Wednesday: Chicago Manual’s Got Style

Though “good design” and “term papers” don’t usually cross paths in our train of thought, the web designers for the Chicago Manual of Style clearly saw a relationship between the two. The result is a clean, crisp website set in FF Tisa Web and complemented by an inviting, cheerful color palette.

Chicago Manual of Style

The site is a companion piece, rather than a mere “footnote” to the printed guide, which is also set in FF Tisa. Although we aren’t too particular about citations on this blog, we couldn’t help but cite this site for Webfont Wednesday!

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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