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Review of Popular Web Font Embedding Services

Advertisement In the mid-80s the desktop publishing revolution began with the introduction of the Mac Plus, Aldus PageMaker and the Apple LaserWriter printer. It took quite a few years for these tools to make an impact on the design and publishing world, but once they did, there was no looking back. In 2010 we see a similar revolution starting to take shape with web fonts. Even though @font-face was introduced in the CSS2 spec in 1998, it wasn’t until this past year that all in-use web browsers added support for it. This year we’re seeing a wave of web font services being marketed, and this could have a profound impact on web typography. Web font services, like Typekit and now the Google Font API, have captured a lot of attention. While all of these services are unique, they each provide a tool for web designers and developers to legally display professional fonts on their website. Typekit Typekit, Inc. is a popular web font service from Small Batch Inc and founder Jeffrey Veen. Webtype

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