Typekit
Typekit
Adobe Typekit
Manufacturer Adobe Systems
Type Design Service
Release date September 9, 2009 (2009-09-09)
Introductory price Free trial
Annual subscriptions
Online services Embedded fonts
Website typekit.com

Typekit is an online service which offers a subscription library of high-quality fonts.[1] The fonts may be used directly on websites or synced via Adobe Creative Cloud to applications on the subscriber's computers.[2]

Characteristics

Typekit is an online service which provides subscribers with access, under a single licensing agreement, to its font library.[3]

For web site use the service works with the @font-face CSS property and JavaScript.[1] Visitors to a web site who have disabled javascript in their browser will therefore not see the fonts.

History

Typekit was launched in September 2009 by Small Batch, Inc.,[1] a company run by creators of the Google Analytics service.[4] In October 2011, the service was acquired by Adobe.[5]

Alternatives

Google introduced a competing, free service named Google Web Fonts in May 2010.[6][7]

Clearleft and OmniTI launched Fontdeck in June 2010.[8]

Font Bureau and Ascender Corporation launched the Webtype service in October 2010.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Beres, Ivan (November 11, 2009). "TypeKit launches, hopes to save typography on the Web". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ Rechs, Matthew. "The fonts you love from Typekit, now on your desktop". Typekit Blog. Typekit. Retrieved 2014. 
  3. ^ Veen, Jeffrey (May 27, 2009). "Introducing Typekit". Typekit. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ Catone, Josh (May 28, 2009). "Typekit Offers a New Approach to Fonts on the Web". Mashable. Retrieved 2012. 
  5. ^ "Adobe Acquires Web Typography Innovator Typekit". Adobe.com. Oct 3, 2011. Retrieved 2012. 
  6. ^ "Introducing the Google Font API & Google Font Directory". Google Code. May 19, 2010. Retrieved 2012. 
  7. ^ Johnson, Joshua (August 1, 2012). "A Beginner's Guide to Using Google Web Fonts". Design Shack. Retrieved 2012. 
  8. ^ Fontdeck Blog (June 11, 2010). "Fontdeck is go!"
  9. ^ Webtype Blog (October 27, 2010). "New Web Font Service Launched by Partnership of Experts"

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