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Xiaomi Chooses Proxima Nova WebFont License From YouWorkForThem

Beijing-based electronics company Xiaomi is the world’s fifth-largest smartphone manufacturer, also selling mobile apps and related consumer electronics. When they sought to re-design all of their corporate websites based around a WebFont, they chose the ever-popular Proxima Nova, from designer Mark Simonson. Working quickly to meet Xiaomi’s tight project deadline, YouWorkForThem assisted their project management…


Brazilian Broadcasting Giant GLOBO Chooses YouWorkForThem Fonts

Brazilian broadcasting giant GLOBO reaches 99.50% of potential viewers–practically the entire Brazilian population. When they sought to move their content to a streaming ecosystem across multiple devices and platforms, they needed a clear, powerful sans serif, and that meant the timeless impact of Futura along with its younger cousin, URW Geometric. YouWorkForThem worked closely with…


FontHaus: A Jack Of All Trades (And A Master Of Every One)

FontHaus is quite literally an American original, being the first independent retailer of fonts in the United States. Mark Solsburg founded FontHaus in 1989 and the company has been making a name for itself since 1990. FontHaus was among the first online suppliers of fonts for designers around the world, and it remains one of…


What is a WebFont

In the early days of the web, browsers were limited to a certain set of fonts. Even today, the list is short: Arial, Book Antique, Comic Sans, Courier New, Geneva, Georgia, Helvetica, Impact, Lucida Grande, Lucida Sans Unicode, Palatino Linotype, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Times, Trebuchet and Verdana. Fortunately, the advent of WebFonts and their…


FontPath v2: The Best Way To Find Fonts Just Got Better

Last fall, YouWorkForThem introduced FontPath, our new technology to help you discover and sort fonts. It’s 100% code-based, real time font testing, instantly showing you the actual font data–no images anywhere–so it’s incredibly responsive, and we’ve been getting a lot of great feedback from designers who are hailing it as their all-time favorite way to…


WebFonts: Bringing Variety and Style to the Written Web

In the early days of web design, there was a heavy reliance on “web safe fonts.” Web safe fonts are groups of typefaces that will display in a similar manner for just about every computer user. Sans-serif fonts such as Arial or Verdana, and serif fonts like Georgia or Times New Roman were the typical…


YouWorkForThem WebFonts: Pay Once, Play Forever.

At YouWorkForThem, we think the dominant subscription-based model of WebFonts is nothing short of highway robbery. The Fontopoly charges a monthly fee for the use of the WebFonts they resell–all while refusing to give their customers access to the font files themselves! Instead, they host the files on their own servers, which you must reference in your…


How to use WebFonts to Increase the Visual Appeal of Your Website

Unlike desktop fonts, which are designed for use in documents and in graphic design, WebFonts are their own unique animal, specially tuned to be recognized and displayed by a web browser. Those who have tried to adapt desktop fonts for website use know that it’s really only possible to get clear, precise behavior by converting…


Introducing The Daily Deal!

Starting today, we’re introducing an all-new way to save some money on fonts and stock art, that we’re calling The Daily Deal. Starting this very minute, we’ll randomly select a new font or stock art design EVERY DAY, and discount it at 25% off (or more) for 24 hours. That’s right, each and every day,…

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