Online software helps web designers with typography.
One of the frustrations with designing websites is the limitations of typography. Basically, unless your target audience has a particular font installed they won’t be able to see the font you’ve chosen for your web page design.
This has been a problem since the beginning of the internet, and there are solutions forthcoming with HTML5 & web fonts.
But for now, designers remain stuck with the 13 or so pre-installed fonts that come with almost every computer (can I get a shout-out for Arial?!?). To further complicate things, manipulating typography when designing with HTML can be tedious – and time consuming.
The Typetester is a free online application that can speed things up when comparing and manipulating fonts in HTML. You can copy/paste in your text and then use the many font options to ge the exact look and feel you’re after.