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FontGear Inc. announced today the first release of FontPad Server.
FontPad is an internet server that manages web fonts.
FontPad Server provides a safe, controlled, and protected way to serve your own web fonts through an industrial-strength software solution. Built exclusively for serving web fonts, FontPad Server includes all the features you need to take control of your valuable web fonts assets.
FontPad Server allows you to specify exactly which internet domains are allowed to use your web fonts, and which font sets are used on allowed web pages.
Industry standard secure technology serves encrypted font data to the internet and eliminates hackers and leaches looking to rip-off your valuable font files.
To use FontPad Server, web page designers include a simple CSS link in their web pages that automatically requests web fonts from your domain (not a font-rental service).
FontPad Server includes all the features you would expect from a professional server, including customizable Page Not Found (404) response, support for HTTP and HTTPS, domain blocking and control, data throughput graphing and activity logs, and more.
FontPad Server is available for Macintosh (Mac OS X 10.6.x +), Windows (XP, Vista, 7), and Linux (3.0.0/Ubunt 11.x)
A 30-Day trial version can be downloaded from our website at www.FontGear.com
Finding the right web font is a tricky business. Fonts are subjective. What seems bold and authoritative to one reader might appear stuffy and forbidding to another. If you’re trying to decide among several styles, why not do a survey? First, find a test group. Your test group should be comprised of your target audience.
It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a blog, launching a commercial website, or putting together an online portfolio. The most effective sites are created with a particular reader in mind. Write down a description of your ideal reader, including their age, music taste, fashion sense, and preferred beverage. The more detailed your characterization, the better. Then find 10 people that embody these qualities. They can be friends, colleagues, relatives – anyone who fits your ideal demographic is a great candidate for your survey.
Next, compile 5 examples of suitable web fonts. Print out the examples on a single page, then ask readers which they prefer and why. Keep in mind that the more provocative the questions you ask, the more evocative the answers you will get. For instance, you can ask, “If these fonts were people, which would you trust with an investment. What font would you want to take on a date? Which hobbies do you think this particular font would have?”
These questions may sound silly, but they invite readers to articulate their subconscious reactions to each font. Once you discover which typeface suits your desired demographic, you’ll be well on your way to designing a successful website!
Stephanie Dempsey, FontGear
Today we released version 3 of FontXChange, our font conversion utility for Macintosh.
FontXChange converts font files from one format to another.
Version 3 includes expanded web font support for conversion to WOFF, SVG, and EOT font formats, and new features to create HTML examples using the “@font-face” tags for converted web fonts for easy font support on your websites.
Other features include a completely updated user interface and font previewing, conversion support for OpenType, TrueType, and PostScript Type 1 for Mac and Windows.