Typekit is an online service which offers a subscription library of high-quality fonts . [1] The fonts can 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 in their browser will 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

  • Adobe Creative Cloud § Criticism
  • Adobe Originals

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:c Beres, Ivan (November 11, 2009). “TypeKit launches, hope to save typography on the Web” . TechCrunch . Retrieved August 11, 2012 .
  2. Jump up^ Rechs, Matthew. “The fonts you love from Typekit, now on your desktop” . Typekit Blog . Typekit . Retrieved 16 January 2014 .
  3. Jump up^ Veen, Jeffrey (May 27, 2009). “Introducing Typekit” . Typekit . Retrieved August 12, 2012 .
  4. Jump up^ Catone, Josh (May 28, 2009). “Typekit Offers a New Approach to Fonts on the Web” . Mashable . Retrieved August 11, 2012 .
  5. Jump up^ “Adobe Acquires Web Typography Innovator Typekit” . Adobe.com . Oct 3, 2011 . Retrieved August 11, 2012 .
  6. Jump up^ “Introducing the Google Font API & Google Font Directory” . Google Code . May 19, 2010 . Retrieved August 11, 2012 .
  7. Jump up^ Johnson, Joshua (August 1, 2012). “A Beginner ‘s Guide to Using Google Web Fonts” . Shack design . Retrieved August 11, 2012 .
  8. Jump up^ Fontdeck Blog (June 11, 2010). “Fontdeck is go!”
  9. Jump up^ Webtype Blog (October 27, 2010). “New Web Service Launched by Partnership of Experts”