Posts Tagged web fonts

Typeface Tuesday: Arciform

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Designed by Matt Ellis. You can download Arciform for free here.

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FontXChange for Windows now available…

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CHARLOTTE, NC – FontGear, Inc. of Charlotte, NC announced today the introductory release of FontXChange for Windows.

FontXChange is a powerful, easy to use font-conversion application that will convert fonts between common font formats.

FontXChange can easily convert fonts to OpenType (PS), Web Fonts (WOFF, SVG, EOT), PostScript Type 1, and TrueType for both Macintosh or Windows.

FontXChange has long been available for Apple Macintosh, and is now offered for Windows XP, Vista, and 7

John Morrison, President of FontGear said “We have been part of the Mac community for a long time and are excited to use our knowledge of fonts to serve those on the Windows platform. This release of FontXChange for Windows is another example of that effort.”

Useful features include:

  • Batch processing for converting entire font libraries
  • Easily convert font files between platforms (Mac and Windows) and for the web.
  • Font inspection window with preview
  • Support for many font encodings, including Adobe Standard, Unicode, Mac Roman, and Windows ANSI, and European.

• FontXChange is compatible with WIndows XP, Vista, and 7

• A free demonstration version can be downloaded from www.FontGear.net

• FontXChange is available for $99.00/Single User License

• FontXChange can be ordered and downloaded from our website at http://www.FontGear.net using all major credit cards, or by calling 1-800-583-2917.

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It’s been crazy around here…

We have been blown away by the interest in our newly released FontPad Server. What an exciting time for web typography – and now we have put together a deal that makes it easier than ever to get into web fonts.

For a limited time you can get FontXChange for Macintosh and FontPad Sever for Macintosh (1 Year) for only $99.00 with our Web Font Software Bundle.

FontXChange can easily convert fonts to OpenType (PS), Web Fonts (WOFF), PostScript Type 1, and TrueType for both Macintosh or Windows.

FontPad Server is a web font server application that provides a way to deploy web fonts in a safe, controlled, and protected environment without having to use clumsy scripts and specialized web page programming.

Font Software Bundle for Macintosh

FontPad Server

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Introducing FontPad Server

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

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What Color Is Your Web Font?

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

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FontXChange 2.5 converts web fonts

If you’ve been using fonts for a while, you know what trouble they can create for you – particularly the older outdated ones. FontXChange can convert your fonts to the newer more widely supported font formats, like OpenType.

With version 2.5, fonts can also be converted to the new web font standard Web Open Font Format (WOFF).

This new feature will allow you to use custom fonts in your web pages by linking to them from your web page.

You can download the demo version here.

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Free font tool for web designers

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.

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